Message from the President

Perkins School for the Blind has always embraced technology: not just for its immediate, real-world benefits for our students and the blind community, but for the potential it has to revolutionize the way people who are blind interact with the world.

On that note, I invite you to read about some of the most exciting technological advances Perkins uses both on and off campus. Dedicated resources like refreshable braille displays pair with everyday devices like Alexa to make powerful learning tools.

I'd also like to highlight the work we do in public schools in the Northeast and beyond, especially by training and assisting teachers of the visually impaired (TVIs). Perkins is committed to reaching children with blindness not only on our campus, but throughout the United States. We can assist at any point in the educational journey, working with any and all tech available in schools to bring resources to students who are blind or visually impaired.

And lastly, I’d like to bring to your attention Martha Majors, who’s using Total Communication in our Deafblind program to break down barriers to understanding. From basic switches to advanced assistive devices, Martha and her highly trained staff are using every piece of technology at their disposal to help our students learn and self-advocate.

This work will only expand as technology continues to advance. With your continued support, we’ll stay at the cutting edge of accessible technology. We’re solving old problems with new solutions—together.

Warmly,

W. David Power
President and CEO