Accessibility

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 man pushes a boy in a beach wheelchair in the ocean while two girls in swimsuits look on
August 3, 2016
Perkins parent operates nonprofit that provides beach wheelchairs, so kids with disabilities can enjoy the summertime.
A meeting room with a long table surrounded by empty chairs
July 28, 2016
Here are 10 tips to ensure that everyone, including people who are blind, can fully participate in your next meeting.
Kim Charlson sits next to a television and holds a remote control
June 23, 2016
Popular streaming service reaches historic agreement to make shows and movies accessible to people who are blind.
Stevie Wonder at the 2016 Grammys flanked by Kirstin Maldonado and K.O. Olusola of the band Pentatonix
February 16, 2016
Stevie Wonder's shout out for braille and accessible books surprised the crowd, but not the director of Perkins Library.
A young woman using an iPad sits next to her guide dog
Why non-accessible websites are no longer good enough, and what governments and businesses must do to improve digital accessibility.

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