Perkins News

Two people shaking hands over a table at the job fair
October 19, 2016
Annual Job Fair connects employers with qualified candidates who are blind or visually impaired.
A group photo of the ELP Class of 2016.
October 5, 2016
Interactive website links hundreds of Educational Leadership Program graduates from around the globe.
Two students in Africa reading a braille book.
September 30, 2016
In 22 countries and counting, the Marrakesh Treaty will make more accessible books available for people who are blind.
A young man interviewing for a job
September 29, 2016
New interactive class gives hiring professionals tools to recruit, interview and hire candidates with disabilities.
Dave Power and Bill Oates stand in front of an MBTA bus
September 20, 2016
New smartphone app helps commuters who are blind find bus stops and travel more independently.
Perkins President Dave Power at a podium, with Gov. Charlie Baker standing beside him
September 16, 2016
First-of-its-kind pilot program will allow state’s RIDE customers to get subsidized, on-demand service from Uber and Lyft.
Three people talking using sign language
September 2, 2016
Optimus Ride partners with Perkins to test self-driving technology that will revolutionize transportation for people who are blind.
Bill, 21, works under the hood of a car.
August 31, 2016
Building a Better Day offers blueprint for creating engaging activities for young adults with multiple disabilities.
Perkins Board Chair Corinne Basler Grousbeck with her son Campbell.
August 25, 2016
Perkins’ ambitious social change campaign is introduced at international blindness conference.
Kim Charlson speaks into a microphone
July 29, 2016
Library members are invited to read accessible books, relax and learn about technology in the renovated space.

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