Advocacy

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 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.
Two women communicate using tactile sign language.
March 29, 2019
For the second time this month, Perkins School for the Blind was at the state house to advocate for the blind community.
Two women address a crowd from a lectern in a grand auditorium filled with draped flags.
March 20, 2019
During annual B.L.I.N.D. event, organizers asked for increased funds for various programs and services.
Kim Charlson speaks at a podium while Perkins President Dave Power looks on.
October 24, 2018
Alongside education, inclusivity efforts are fundamental to Perkins’ mission.
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.

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