Advocacy

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 wearing a blindfold runs while holding the arm of another young woman, who is her sighted guide
February 10, 2016
It’s the Blindfold Challenge in Boston. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. And it’s for a really good cause.
Helen Keller and Polly Thomson visiting a veteran in a hospital bed
November 11, 2015
From braille to guide dogs, veterans have been front and center in many life-changing innovations in the blindness field.
Helen Keller seated at her desk
November 4, 2015
The inspirational deafblind icon is the obvious choice to appear on the United States’ first tactile currency note.
A pair of feet walk down a sidewalk, with a white cane tapping ahead.
October 15, 2015
To celebrate National White Cane Safety Day, here are some little-known facts about the iconic white cane.
Beverly Grady and another woman who is blind touching a smart brailler in a living room. A traditional brailler sits on the same table.
October 8, 2015
Perkins graduate Beverly Grady has spent three decades making her hometown a more welcoming place for people who are blind.
Kim Charlson in the Perkins Library stacks.
August 12, 2015
Kim Charlson will advise Massachusetts attorney general’s office on issues important to people with disabilities.
A Perkins student touches a prototype U.S. currency note with tactile features
August 7, 2015
Perkins Library Director Kim Charlson gives update about efforts to make currency accessible to Americans who are blind or visually impaired
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th Anniversary logo
July 24, 2015
Four members of the Perkins community discuss how the Americans with Disabilities Act impacted the lives of people who are blind.
A dozen African children's hands reach for fresh water
July 15, 2015
At Africa Forum in October, the continent’s blindness community will focus on UN’s sweeping new development goals.

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