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A deafblind trailblazer you've probably never heard of
December 22, 2015
In the 1800s, Perkins student Laura Bridgman was the second most famous woman in the world, after only Queen Victoria.
Generations of generosity
November 23, 2015
Throughout Perkins’ history, remarkable people have stepped forward to help children who are blind achieve their dreams.
10 surprising connections between Veterans Day and blindness
November 11, 2015
From braille to guide dogs, veterans have been front and center in many life-changing innovations in the blindness field.
A family tradition since 1829
November 9, 2015
Perkins Trustee Bill Lowell contributed his time and talent to Perkins, just as the Lowell family has been doing for generations.
10 reasons to put Helen Keller on the new $10 bill
November 4, 2015
The inspirational deafblind icon is the obvious choice to appear on the United States’ first tactile currency note.
From homeless orphan to acclaimed inventor
October 30, 2015
From the archives: Perkins alumnus Dennis Reardon overcame tremendous odds to become a gifted architect and inventor.
An ever-changing campus
October 20, 2015
Since 1912, Perkins School for the Blind’s historic campus in Watertown, Mass. has evolved to meet the needs of its students.
He talks about something he loves
August 20, 2015
Tour guide Kevin Hartigan introduces visitors from around the world to the remarkable story of Perkins School for the Blind.
Helen Keller, advocate and traveler
August 18, 2015
Many know Helen Keller as an advocate for people with disabilities, but did you know she was also a suffragist, civil rights pioneer and ambassador?
New Perkins documentary available online
June 26, 2015
Canadian documentary puts the spotlight on Perkins School for the Blind, from Helen Keller to the modern day.