Deafblind

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 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.
Christine Dwyer and Jaimi Lard with two young women in fancy Irish dresses.
April 29, 2016
Perkins graduate honored for groundbreaking work with Helen Keller, which transformed education for children with deafblindness.
State Representative Jay Kaufman speaks at a podium.
March 31, 2016
At annual Deafblind Awareness Day, advocates highlight crucial state programs for people with vision and hearing loss.
Paul Saner standing at a podium next to an interpreter
February 26, 2016
The event gave people who are blind and deafblind a face-to-face opportunity to ask questions about state services.
Helen Keller holding an Oscar statuette.
February 25, 2016
She’s best known as an activist and author, but the deafblind icon also had a moment in the Hollywood spotlight.
Laura Bridgman stands next to teacher Sarah Wight and signs into her hand. Both are wearing 19th century outfits.
December 22, 2015
In the 1800s, Perkins student Laura Bridgman was the second most famous woman in the world, after only Queen Victoria.
Helen Keller seated at her desk
November 4, 2015
The inspirational deafblind icon is the obvious choice to appear on the United States’ first tactile currency note.
Mai Ahmed Ameen Elkoduse kneels on stage next to her 13-year-old student, who wears a medal around her neck.
October 16, 2015
Working with children with disabilities brings joy to Mai Ahmed Ameen Elkoduse from Egypt, who attends Perkins’ Educational Leadership Program.
Lori using a macbook pro laptop at her table.
September 29, 2015
The FCC’s iCanConnect program makes it possible for thousands of people with deafblindness to stay in touch with family and friends through the power of technology.

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