The Perkins School for the Blind is committed to providing a website experience that meets the needs not only of our community of students, alumni and faculty with visual impairments, but for all visitors to our website, regardless of their age, ability or means of access.
Our ongoing effort to improve the accessibility of our website is working toward conforming to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1, level AA criteria. These guidelines help make web content accessible to users who rely on assistive technologies such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, voice recognition software and alternative input devices.
Our internal accessibility consulting group, Perkins Access, provides the school with ongoing inclusive design advice, training, accessibility audits, usability testing with people who are blind / visually impaired as well as remediation guidance for the perkins.org site. If you experience any difficulty using this site, or you have feedback that will help us to provide a better user experience, please contact us at Access@Perkins.org.
We invite you to refer to the guide below to learn how to adjust your accessibility settings to improve color contrast, increase font sizes, turn on text to speech options and more. Each resource links to useful information related to different operating systems, browsers and mobile devices.
If you are on a laptop or desktop computer running a Microsoft operating system, Apple or Google, your options are below.
Choose your browser below to learn how to make it more accessible.
Here, information on how to access the best accessibility features on your mobile device.