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Perkins President Dave Power's TEDxBeaconStreet talk now online
January 9, 2015
In his talk, Power described new innovations that will increase opportunities for people who are blind to live and work independently.
Putting SUNU to the test
December 30, 2014
Feel the buzz: Perkins students and staff help test prototype of innovative new wristband navigational device.
Africa Forum rescheduled to October 2015
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.
Eye-opening experience for educators from Thailand, Malaysia
November 24, 2014
Special education officials from Thailand and Malaysia visited Perkins to learn more about deafblind education.
Perkins collaborating on mobile audio games for people who are blind
November 21, 2014
Mobile games designed specifically for the blind community are hitting the App Store and gaining traction at Perkins.
A TV that talks back
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 CEO to speak at Nov. 16 TEDxBeaconStreet event
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 named chair of Perkins Board of Trustees
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 named 'Rising Star' by Boston Children's Hospital
November 4, 2014
The inventor of the LightAide, Dr. Catherine Rose, was presented with the Rising Star Award by Boston Children's Hospital.
And the winner of the 2014 Perkins Technology Prize is…Ustraap
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.