Braille & Literacy

Children in a classroom read braille books
July 14, 2016
In a major victory for people who are blind, the Marrakesh Treaty will make braille and audio books more globally available.
A young boy sits at a desk with a Perkins Brailler. One hand is on the keys and the other hand reaches over to read the last line of braille on the page.
June 30, 2016
From embossed type to downloadable digital books, Perkins has a long history of supporting literacy for people with blindness.
Teacher Kate Crohan and student Zach sit at a table, both working with braille notetakers.
June 14, 2016
Assistive technology allows students like Zach to read, write, study and learn just like their sighted peers.
A girl wearing a red sweater uses a computer with a large print keyboard.
May 24, 2016
Compensatory access lessons help students like Slater connect with others in a meaningful way, using any form of ‘speech’ that works.
A woman reading a manuscript into a microphone
May 19, 2016
Meet the team of talented volunteers who record more than 100 new audio books every year for the Perkins Library.
Two girls sitting at a desk using a Perkins Brailler.
May 18, 2016
An encounter between a German college student and Perkins Solutions manager brings a powerful literacy tool to children in need.
A student using a SMART Brailler while her teacher looks on
May 11, 2016
Perkins community teachers bring the power of the Expanded Core Curriculum to students everywhere.
A student uses a white cane to navigate while her teacher walks behind her
May 9, 2016
The Expanded Core Curriculum goes beyond traditional academics, and prepares Perkins students for the challenges of school, work and everyday life.
Volunteer Bart Morse sits in the Perkins Library recording studio
April 15, 2016
The Perkins Library recording studio celebrates a milestone in its mission to bring books with a New England connection to readers who are blind
Dave Power and Kevin Carey holding a refreshable braille display
March 24, 2016
After five years of research, Transforming Braille Group unveils affordable refreshable braille display for use in developing countries and libraries.

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