Assistive Technology

A student uses a mobile device to play accessible games.
November 21, 2014
Mobile games designed specifically for the blind community are hitting the App Store and gaining traction at Perkins.
Two hands on braille music
November 17, 2014
All over the world, innovators are developing smarter, simpler and cheaper ways to live.
Kim Charlson uses the Comcast talking guide.
November 12, 2014
Comcast's talking guide features a female voice that reads aloud program titles, time slots and channel numbers, as well as On Demand and DVR options.
LightAide inventor Dr. Catherine Rose with Dan Cerutti of IBM.
November 4, 2014
The inventor of the LightAide, Dr. Catherine Rose, was presented with the Rising Star Award by Boston Children's Hospital.
Ustraap co-founders with Perkins President and CEO Dave Power.
October 30, 2014
Ustraap, a wristband that can be worn by people who are blind or visually impaired to alert them to obstacles in their path, will be manufactured and sold thanks to the $25,000 prize awarded by Perkins in partnership with MassChallenge.
MassChallenge Awards logo
October 27, 2014
Perkins and MassChallenge want to ensure that new innovative concepts are allowed to become a reality.
Man at desk wearing glasses and holding a ZoomCapture
October 27, 2014
Perkins Products sets its sights on making the world more accessible to people who are blind, deafblind, or multiply disabled.
Brian Charlson, Mary Lou Maloney and Kim Charlson
October 24, 2014
Kim and Brian Charlson received the Mary Lou Maloney Award from the Disability Policy Consortium.
A teacher and student use an iPad in class.
October 24, 2014
Perkins’ itinerant teachers offer personalized academic support to children who are blind and visually impaired.
Kampala, Uganda
October 24, 2014
In Africa, a continent comes together to share the latest in high-tech innovation


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