Living With Blindness

A woman using a white cane walks past a bus stop
April 12, 2016
Innovative mobile app will help people who are blind locate bus stops and other precise locations, making public transportation more accessible.
Inside the State House in Boston .
March 25, 2016
Members of the Massachusetts blindness community speak out for funding for crucial services like education and accessible books.
Casey Harris performing in concert; Charlotte Brown pole vaulting; Lucy Edwards applying makeup
March 22, 2016
Meet the new generation of young people who are rewriting the rules about blindness.
Someone's legs crossing a street, holding a white cane.
March 10, 2016
What’s the secret to traveling without sight? A white cane, confidence and the willingness to ask for assistance when necessary.
Ashley sits with her laptop, listening to text through earbuds.
March 1, 2016
Social media is an essential part of everyday life for teens and young adults who are blind, just as it is for their peers with sight.
Stevie Wonder at the 2016 Grammys flanked by Kirstin Maldonado and K.O. Olusola of the band Pentatonix
February 16, 2016
Stevie Wonder's shout out for braille and accessible books surprised the crowd, but not the director of Perkins Library.
Julie DeLillo smiles and holds a resume while talking to an African-American man at a job fair for people who are blind.
February 5, 2016
Look both ways before entering a hallway (and other practical advice from a new HR director)
A Prodigi desktop electronic magnifier, with an enlarged aviation magazine cover showing on the screen
January 20, 2016
Perkins Solutions gives a 95-year-old WWII veteran with vision loss the training he needs to read his favorite magazines.
a woman smiling
January 15, 2016
What I do: Marcia Moore helps residential students at Perkins School for the Blind bridge the gap between the classroom and real life
A closeup view of an ATM's keypad, showing braille characters
January 4, 2016
Surprising facts about the raised-dot reading system, including an asteroid named Braille and why there’s braille on drive-through ATMs.

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