Living With Blindness

A doctor uses a stethoscope to check the pulse of a patient who also has a blood pressure cuff on her arm
December 8, 2015
With a little planning and the right questions, people with visual impairments can make medical appointments a little less stressful.
A group of students sitting in the student center in front of a big screen.
December 4, 2015
Tony Award-winning Broadway musical becomes first accessible live TV entertainment event in U.S. history, thanks to video description feature.
Photographer Pete Eckert, state Supreme Court justice Richard Bernstein, BBC correspondent Gary O’Donoghue and chef Christine Ha
December 2, 2015
These four remarkable and successful individuals are helping change the world’s perception about people with blindness.
An analog alarm clock on a nightstand reading 3am
November 24, 2015
An estimated 70 percent of people who are blind suffer from this little-known condition that causes sleepless nights and chronic fatigue.
Helen Keller and Polly Thomson visiting a veteran in a hospital bed
November 11, 2015
From braille to guide dogs, veterans have been front and center in many life-changing innovations in the blindness field.
A boy dressed up for Halloween as a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow
October 29, 2015
A Perkins School for the Blind parent shares do-it-yourself outfit ideas for trick-or-treaters with disabilities.
A pair of feet walk down a sidewalk, with a white cane tapping ahead.
October 15, 2015
To celebrate National White Cane Safety Day, here are some little-known facts about the iconic white cane.
The iBill currency reader with a $20 dollar bill in it.
October 9, 2015
Until accessible U.S. currency makes its much-anticipated debut in 2020, the Perkins Library is distributing the iBill Talking Banknote Identifier device to people who are blind.
Beverly Grady and another woman who is blind touching a smart brailler in a living room. A traditional brailler sits on the same table.
October 8, 2015
Perkins graduate Beverly Grady has spent three decades making her hometown a more welcoming place for people who are blind.
A mother and her young daughter, wearing a yellow pleated dress, on a makeshift runway at a fashion show. Audience members are seated all around them.
October 2, 2015
Inspired by her daughter, a British mother starts a campaign to put a Perkins SMART Brailler in the hands of every U.K. child who is blind

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