Assistive Technology

A group of young adults with visual impairment sit in a large office space.
December 12, 2019
Web browsing, travel, gaming and more became more accessible through innovation in 2019. Here’s how.
Perkins Access team having a meeting and looking at the new Spaulding Rehab site on a projector.
April 23, 2019
The renowned hospital has launched a new leading edge digitally accessible website in partnership with Perkins Access.
A young girl touches a large, interactive screen.
March 26, 2019
On and off campus, Perkins School for the Blind is harnessing new tools to address today’s challenges.
Four people sit a table with laptops and speak.
January 31, 2019
A new MIT architecture course explores ‘how visual spatial experiences can be expressed in non-visual modalities.’
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.

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