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A little boy in glasses plays on a playground.
March 26, 2021
CVINow is the go-to resource for everything parents need to know about cortical/cerebral visual impairment
A miniature black graduation cap with a large, gold tassel rests on top of a text book standing upright.
March 25, 2021
Compass, by College Success @ Perkins, is a virtual program that helps blind and visually impaired post-secondary students develop critical skills.
image of paints and paintbrushes
March 23, 2021
Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Special Needs
A silhouette of a boy in a wheelchair and his mom in front of a brightly lit art piece in a darkened room.
February 16, 2021
Strategy, adaptation and accessibility are at the heart of supporting children with Cortical / Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI), at home and in the world
Photograph from 1948 of Polly Thomson with a telephone to her ear while manually signing with Helen Keller, who is smiling.
February 11, 2021
Throughout her life, skeptics often accuse Helen Keller (1880-1968) of being a fraud. Perkins Archives expert refutes the allegations in this Q&A.
A man tandem skydives.
February 5, 2021
How one blind MBA grad found career confidence with a little help from Perkins and one 13,000 foot jump.
A clear picture of a dog next to a blurry picture of the same dog.
February 3, 2021
The number of people diagnosed with low vision is growing. Here’s why.
Portrait of Harriet Tubman
February 1, 2021
Prominent Figures with Vision and Hearing Loss Throughout History
Smiling woman with blond hair and a pink baseball cap kneels next to a happy boy holding a trophy in a wheelchair.
January 13, 2021
Meet Lily, NEC's newest Education Consultant!
Harper holds a book next to a braille translation she made using a Perkins Brailler.
January 7, 2021
A 14-year-old girl hopes to one day be a teacher of the visually impaired. First, she’s teaching herself to read and write braille