Accessibility

A woman holding a white cane puts her face close to a sign at Logan Airport.
November 15, 2016
Perkins spokesperson Jaimi Lard tells Logan Airport managers about her travel experiences as a person with deafblindness.
A headshot of Arnie Harris
November 11, 2016
Arnie Harris has taught music at Perkins for more than 30 years.
Four people talking on a subway, one of them carrying a white cane.
November 10, 2016
Two new e-books from Perkins explain how sighted people can work and socialize with people who are visually impaired.
Jerry Berrier walks through the woods with a sighted guide
November 8, 2016
Perkins staffers help Mass Audubon produce booklet with step-by-step instructions on creating accessible trails.
Hands positioning pegs on an old-fashioned arithmetic slate
November 4, 2016
Mathematics has always been taught at Perkins, but the tools and techniques have evolved over the past century.
Dave Power and Bill Oates stand in front of an MBTA bus
September 20, 2016
New smartphone app helps commuters who are blind find bus stops and travel more independently.
Perkins President Dave Power at a podium, with Gov. Charlie Baker standing beside him
September 16, 2016
First-of-its-kind pilot program will allow state’s RIDE customers to get subsidized, on-demand service from Uber and Lyft.
Three people talking using sign language
September 2, 2016
Optimus Ride partners with Perkins to test self-driving technology that will revolutionize transportation for people who are blind.
In a scene from the musical "Cats," an actor dressed as a cat reaches his arm out to the audience
August 30, 2016
New York audio describer helps theatergoers who are visually impaired enjoy popular plays and musicals.
A young woman using an iPad sits next to her guide dog
August 18, 2016
Q&A with Bill Oates: Why non-accessible websites are no longer good enough for governments and businesses.

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