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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.
MassChallenge - Perkins assistive technology prize
October 27, 2014
Perkins and MassChallenge want to ensure that new innovative concepts are allowed to become a reality.
Q&A: The future of assistive technology
October 15, 2014
Perkins Products' trainer Joann Becker explains how assistive technology is getting better every day for people who are blind.
Blindness is no barrier: How Amy Bower got her dream job as an oceanographer
September 29, 2014
Woods Hole oceanographer Amy Bower does not let blindness stand in her way, no matter what.
Travel tales from World Blind Union CEO Penny Hartin
September 25, 2014
Penny Hartin, CEO of the World Blind Union, has a lot to think about before she embarks on a business trip
Perkins Brailler partner celebrates 50th anniversary
September 17, 2014
WORTH Trust, which trains, employs, educates and provides services for people with disabilities, marked its 50th anniversary with a Golden Jubilee celebration.
Perkins recognized as leader in technology innovation
September 12, 2014
Perkins was presented with the 2014 Distinguished Leadership Award at the MassTLC gala on September 11.
Free play ideas for blind and visually impaired children that relate to learning
August 27, 2014
How free play affects brain development and how to promote it.
Learning from Light
July 25, 2014
Catherine Rose's idea has evolved into a partnership between Perkins Products and Philips to produce the LightAide™.
Sharing braille with sighted classmates: a step-by-step guide
July 9, 2014
Sharing their love of braille with friends helps kids who are blind build their self-confidence