Accessibility

A man using BlindWays at a bus stop.
May 10, 2018
As part of MBTA pilot program, BlindWays now offers vibrating notifications to help users locate certain bus stops.
Ellis Hall sits at his keyboard with his hands raised while the Perkins chorus sings behind him.
May 4, 2018
The annual event raised more than $1 million to support programs and services for individuals who are blind.
A group of students working on computers
April 14, 2018
At its first-ever hackathon, Perkins challenges college students to invent new technology tools for people who are blind.
Gordon Legge sits with his back to the wall posing for a portrait.
February 22, 2018
Gordon Legge has been using the Perkins Brailler, which he calls a “marvel of the 20th century,” for more than six decades.
Mannequins are dressed to showcase accessible outfits.
February 15, 2018
Thousands of visitors will experience BlindWays as part of the ‘Access+Ability’ exhibition running now through September.
Perkins students stand and pose with Boston Bruins player Patrice Bergeron.
February 7, 2018
The trip to the TD Garden included a tactile hockey lesson and chance to cheer the Boston Bruins to victory.
Two men shaking hands in front of a poster
January 23, 2018
New technology utilizes wearable devices to instantly connect users with sighted assistants.
Joann Becker sits at a desk using a computer
January 3, 2018
Perkins Access’ Joann Becker, who is blind, shares the aggravation of using inaccessible websites.
Two women use tactile sign to communicate in a classroom
November 10, 2017
Public school nurses hear from Perkins spokesperson Jaimi Lard about the realities of living without vision or hearing.
A man holding a white cane shakes hands with a woman behind a table
November 3, 2017
Job seekers put aside their disability at annual Job Fair for Individuals with Visual Impairment.

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