Assistive Technology

Four students in matching sweatshirts congregate around and look at a computer.
July 12, 2018
Perkins’ first hackathon challenges college students to invent new technology tools for people who are blind.
A woman wearing headphones uses a stylus pen to fill out a ballot on a touch screen.
May 17, 2018
Perkins hosts mock election to test Clear Ballot digital voting platforms for accessibility.
A man using BlindWays at a bus stop.
May 10, 2018
As part of MBTA pilot program, BlindWays now offers vibrating notifications to help users locate certain bus stops.
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.
A group of students working on computers
April 14, 2018
At its first-ever hackathon, Perkins challenges college students to invent new technology tools for people who are blind.
Mannequins are dressed to showcase accessible outfits.
February 15, 2018
Thousands of visitors will experience BlindWays as part of the ‘Access+Ability’ exhibition running now through September.
Two men shaking hands in front of a poster
January 23, 2018
New technology utilizes wearable devices to instantly connect users with sighted assistants.
Joann Becker sits at a desk using a computer
January 3, 2018
Perkins Access’ Joann Becker, who is blind, shares the aggravation of using inaccessible websites.
A young student wearing glasses
December 21, 2017
A look back at the biggest moments of the year.
Two students sitting in a classroom
October 5, 2017
A new nine-month program equips college-bound students with skills they need to earn a degree.

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