Perkins News

A student uses SUNU to locate doorways in a long hallway.
December 30, 2014
Feel the buzz: Perkins students and staff help test prototype of innovative new wristband navigational device.
Perkins International logo
December 23, 2014
The 6th Africa Forum, which promises to be the largest-ever gathering of Africa’s blindness community, has been rescheduled to Oct. 4-8, 2015.
Officials from Thailand and Malaysia pose in the Grousbeck Center.
November 24, 2014
Special education officials from Thailand and Malaysia visited Perkins to learn more about deafblind education.
A student uses a mobile device to play accessible games.
November 21, 2014
Mobile games designed specifically for the blind community are hitting the App Store and gaining traction at Perkins.
Kim Charlson uses the Comcast talking guide.
November 12, 2014
Comcast's talking guide features a female voice that reads aloud program titles, time slots and channel numbers, as well as On Demand and DVR options.
Perkins President and CEO Dave Power.
November 11, 2014
Talk focuses on roadblocks preventing qualified blind job-seekers from finding work, and what we can do to remove them.
Corinne Grousbeck standing with Dave Power and Fred Clifford.
November 4, 2014
Corinne Grousbeck, an advocate, philanthropist and mother of a Perkins graduate, has been appointed Chair of the Perkins Board of Trustees
LightAide inventor Dr. Catherine Rose with Dan Cerutti of IBM.
November 4, 2014
The inventor of the LightAide, Dr. Catherine Rose, was presented with the Rising Star Award by Boston Children's Hospital.
Ustraap co-founders with Perkins President and CEO Dave Power.
October 30, 2014
Ustraap, a wristband that can be worn by people who are blind or visually impaired to alert them to obstacles in their path, will be manufactured and sold thanks to the $25,000 prize awarded by Perkins in partnership with MassChallenge.
Brian Charlson, Mary Lou Maloney and Kim Charlson
October 24, 2014
Kim and Brian Charlson received the Mary Lou Maloney Award from the Disability Policy Consortium.

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