Deafblind

A young Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan face each other.
April 13, 2017
To celebrate Sullivan’s birthday on April 14, here are some surprising facts about Helen Keller’s teacher and friend
A woman who is deafblind sits next to a tactile sign language interpreter in training
April 11, 2017
Perkins spokesperson Jaimi Lard brings new perspective to interpreters-in-training at Framingham State University.
A woman signing behind a podium next to an interpreter
March 31, 2017
At Massachusetts State House, speakers of all ages urged lawmakers to support funding for crucial programs and services.
Left to right: Perkins International Executive Director Michael Delaney; Graciela Ferioli; Perkins President and CEO Dave Power.
March 6, 2017
Graciela Ferioli, Argentina’s first teacher of the deafblind, receives Perkins’ prestigious Anne Sullivan Macy Medal.
Mariam Shenoda of Egypt and a Perkins student.
January 25, 2017
Mariam Shenoda plans to use her experience in the Educational Leadership Program to help Egyptian children with deafblindness.
A man in glasses and a blue button-down shirt sits in front of a bulletin board full of papers.
January 23, 2017
What I do: Behavior analyst Zach Bird helps students overcome behavioral problems so they can learn and thrive.
Jaimi Lard greets people taking a tour of Perkins School for the Blind
January 17, 2017
Jaimi Lard, who is deafblind, answers questions about what it’s like to live without vision or hearing.
Anne Sullivan fingerspells into the hand of a young Helen Keller, who stands next to her
January 10, 2017
For more than 180 years, Perkins has been pioneering ways for people with deafblindness to communicate with others.
Two people, one with a white cane, walk on a sidewalk together
December 22, 2016
Perkins spokesperson Jaimi Lard is the voice for people with disabilities on the Arsenal Street Corridor Working Group.
Marianne Riggio of Perkins International receives the Anne Sullivan Macy Medal for her service to the deafblind community. Pictured left to right: Perkins International Executive Director Michael Delaney; Riggio; and Perkins President and CEO Dave Power.
December 6, 2016
Marianne Riggio receives Perkins’ prestigious Anne Sullivan Macy Medal for service to deafblind community.

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