In Focus Summer 2020
Learning during the pandemic
When the Perkins campus closed for students and staff in March, few anticipated that campus would stay empty for the rest of the school year. But thanks to support from our community of donors, Perkins was ready and our staff quickly adjusted to tackle the unique challenge of educating children with blindness or visual impairments from afar.
Read more about Perkins' commitment to students through this pandemic.
Throughout history, Perkins emerges stronger from world-changing events
Since its inception in 1829, Perkins has responded to all manner of crises without wavering from our mission of uplifting children with visual impairments and additional disabilities. We enjoy that legacy in large part because of the community of supporters who has always believed in the potential of the children Perkins serves.
Learn more about how Perkins has innovated in response to world-changing events over the years.
Bringing accessibility to the digital world
So much of the world has shifted online, yet the majority of digital platforms remain inaccessible to people with disabilities. We can create a more accessible, connected world, one in which disability isn’t a barrier to using digital platforms at work, in the home or anywhere else.
Find out more about why it's important for digital platforms to be accessible to all users.
Meet Pete Woodward
The Rev. Brinton “Pete” W. Woodward, Jr. is both a parent of a Perkins graduate and a current member of the Perkins Corporation. He has been a generous supporter and active volunteer since his son, Brinton “Brint” W. Woodward III, started school at Perkins in 1987.
Meet Perkins donor Pete Woodward.