Braille & Literacy

Two boys reading braille books
January 29, 2015
Even before children learn to read, there are steps parents can to take to get them ready.
Oscar statue surrounded by copies of books made into movies
January 22, 2015
Many of this year’s Oscar-nominated films started out as books, which patrons can check out from the Perkins Library.
Covers from three of the listed library books
January 8, 2015
From Jackie O to the first Olympic athlete who is legally blind, these books feature fascinating connections to Massachusetts.
Picture collage of the Bradley Watch, Lechal, and Braigo prototype.
January 6, 2015
A review of the top breakthroughs in assistive technology during 2014.
Toddler reading a book
November 19, 2014
Introducing books and reading to a child who is blind may seem daunting, but it really isn’t.
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.
Girl uses magnifier to read printed text.
October 23, 2014
Lower School students and staff chased a world record for reading aloud.
Perkins’ brand-new President and CEO Dave Power
October 16, 2014
Dave Power, parent of a son who is deafblind and former high-tech executive, brings a unique perspective to new role as Perkins’ President and CEO.
African students reading braille text.
September 1, 2014
Growing up in Kenya, Martin's access to a Perkins Brailler enabled him to thrive academically.
Children playing on the floor with toys.
August 27, 2014
How free play affects brain development and how to promote it.

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