Assistive Technology

A Prodigi desktop electronic magnifier, with an enlarged aviation magazine cover showing on the screen
January 20, 2016
Perkins Solutions gives a 95-year-old WWII veteran with vision loss the training he needs to read his favorite magazines.
An Apple Watch, a 6dot Braille Label Maker and an Amazon Echo
December 28, 2015
From a multitalented digital assistant to a watch that taps you, the past year featured exciting advances in accessible technology.
A group of students sitting in the student center in front of a big screen.
December 4, 2015
Tony Award-winning Broadway musical becomes first accessible live TV entertainment event in U.S. history, thanks to video description feature.
A student uses a tactile sketchpad to draw a graph.
November 19, 2015
Perkins Solutions has the perfect functional and fun presents for kids and adults who are blind or visually impaired.
An office desk with assistive devices.
November 18, 2015
For employees who are blind, a few simple tools get the job done.
A woman demonstrating some designs to a group
November 17, 2015
Alex Truesdell is honored for her work in adaptive design, which helps children with disabilities live more fulfilling lives.
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.
The iBill currency reader with a $20 dollar bill in it.
October 9, 2015
Until accessible U.S. currency makes its much-anticipated debut in 2020, the Perkins Library is distributing the iBill Talking Banknote Identifier device to people who are blind.
A Braille Box, SMART Brailler, SmartCane  and Envoy Elite are shown on a yellow background, surrounding the words "2015 TechShare Africa Innovations."
October 7, 2015
Africa Forum’s technology showcase has all the latest advances for people who are blind.
Pietro Fusco holds the lever of a riveting machine as he works in the Perkins Solutions workshop.
October 7, 2015
For five decades, Pietro Fusco has assembled Perkins Braillers, bringing the power of braille literacy to people all around the world.

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