Advocacy

Senator Tom Harkin and Perkins Ambassador Kim Charlson pose together.
July 27, 2020
Perkins sat down with Senator Tom Harkin and Ambassador Kim Charlson to discuss the pillars of the ADA in contexts of technology, education and more.
#ADA30 Digital accessibility is embedded into our process. It's now a part of our definition of done.
July 22, 2020
30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed, adults with visual disabilities can’t use certain apps as they’re not digitally accessible.
President George H. W. Bush speaks from a podium at Perkins.
July 20, 2020
At Perkins, it’s a point of pride that educators have historically been in the vanguard when it comes to the rights of individuals with disabilities.
#ADA30 Are we there yet?
July 7, 2020
Celebrating the landmark legislation three decades later
Myat sits and reads braille with an instructor.
April 27, 2020
The Deafblind Program at Perkins gives Myat the tools he needed to overcome hurdles and explore his passions
Two woman communicate with two boys using tactile sign language.
March 6, 2020
Showing teachers, families and communities how children who are blind or visually impaired can learn and engage in life
Perkins goal ball squad cheering pre-game
December 30, 2019
Every year brings moments that stay with us, here’s a sampling of the best moments from 2019.
A young blind woman walks with a white cane alongside a teacher while a friend trails behind.
December 2, 2019
There’s more to blindness than what meets the eye—from brain-based disorders to ocular impairments, vision loss exists on a spectrum.
A teacher sits and works with a young girl who is deafblind pressing a switch.
October 24, 2019
While affirming special education is a right, U.S. Senator Ed Markey lauds Perkins as a model for the rest of the country.
A colorful, anime depiction of a man adorns the cover of the magazine.
August 1, 2019
The iconic Final Fantasy video game series recently introduced a blind character. Fans of the game were then inspired to get involved with Perkins.

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