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Robotics Weekend ignites the imaginations of future scientists
January 12, 2015
Public school students with visual impairments relish hands-on opportunity to learn the science behind robotics.
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.
Top 10 assistive technology breakthroughs of 2014
January 6, 2015
A review of the top breakthroughs in assistive technology during 2014.
How assistive technology can improve your quality of life
December 31, 2014
Examining the impact assistive technology has had on a woman with severe vision loss caused by Uveitis.
Putting SUNU to the test
December 30, 2014
Feel the buzz: Perkins students and staff help test prototype of innovative new wristband navigational device.
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.
From vibrating shoes to tactile tunes
November 17, 2014
All over the world, innovators are developing smarter, simpler and cheaper ways to live.
Accessible science for students with visual impairments
October 16, 2014
On Perkins' Accessible Science portal, all information is aimed at making science accessible to every student in the classroom.
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.
LightAide case studies: two students and a world of difference
June 5, 2014
A teacher consultant of VI students used the LightAide with some of her students and shares their experiences