Perkins Public Speakers

At podium Jaimi Lard signs and Christine Dwyer interprets. An American flag is at the far left of the image.

Jaimi Lard and her interpreter Christine Dwyer spoke on the inspiration of Anne Sullivan upon Sullivan's induction into the Irish American Hall of Fame in 2016 in Chicago.


Perkins Public Speaker Program

Perkins public speakers can motivate your team, inspire your colleagues or enlighten any audience with unique insights on overcoming adversity, building bridges between people and innovating for a more inclusive society. You'll hear engaging stories from personal experiences that will change your perspective on individual potential.

At a conference, a fundraiser, or symposium, a Perkins speaker drives the message home. If your event features a special topic such as assistive technology, innovation in education, living independently, etc., just ask us! Perkins expertise in living and learning with blindness or low vision is deep. Most likely, we have an expert on the subject you're looking for.

Jaimi Lard

Diversity & Inclusion Speaker, Jaimi Lard, an alumna of Perkins School for the Blind was born deaf and blind. An adventurer by nature, she helps others understand the similarities among us and how we all have the power to be inclusive. Her life story is fascinating and inspirational, and the lessons she shares are unforgettable.

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