The Perkins History Timeline Project
Suggested by Perkins President and CEO Dave Power in 2016, this project highlights specific events, people, and ideas that have influenced both Perkins and the larger blindness community.
The timeline project is a physical exhibit with online information that provides additional details about the project and the topics it covers. The physical exhibit provides material in both print and braille, and has additional tactile elements like swell paper graphs and an example of embossed text. Learn more about the Perkins History Timeline Project.
Questions about the project or the information we're sharing are very welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-972-7250.
In 1829 Perkins became the first school chartered for students who are blind. In its’ first century, the Institution would help advocate for other school's around the country, create a new system for printing and reading embossed text, publish and distribute books in this text, and become the leader in blind and deafblind education.
At the start of the 20th century Perkins Institution relocates to a new campus designed specifically for its’ students and expands it’s advocacy and teacher training internationally. The school continues to provide and facilitate education and vocational training to people who are blind or visually impaired including adults and low vision students.