In the Community

A young woman who is blind works behind a counter in a jewelry shop.
July 12, 2018
Perkins’ summer vocational program puts students with visual impairment on the payroll at local workplaces.
A woman wearing headphones uses a stylus pen to fill out a ballot on a touch screen.
May 17, 2018
Perkins hosts mock election to test Clear Ballot digital voting platforms for accessibility.
A man using BlindWays at a bus stop.
May 10, 2018
As part of MBTA pilot program, BlindWays now offers vibrating notifications to help users locate certain bus stops.
Two women shake hands.
April 30, 2018
May event connects business leaders with international educators to fund projects for children in need
A group of students working on computers
April 14, 2018
At its first-ever hackathon, Perkins challenges college students to invent new technology tools for people who are blind.
Students sitting and standing around a large orange owl sculpture
February 28, 2018
Participants in the Pre-Employment Program heard from “Googlers” with disabilities about how they chose a career.
Perkins students stand and pose with Boston Bruins player Patrice Bergeron.
February 7, 2018
The trip to the TD Garden included a tactile hockey lesson and chance to cheer the Boston Bruins to victory.
A student reads a job description in braille while an employer looks on.
January 30, 2018
Watertown Savings Bank, Cradles to Crayons and Community Servings explore job openings with Perkins School for the Blind students.
The Boston Common Christmas Tree lit up at night
November 30, 2017
Annual gift from Nova Scotia honors Halifax Explosion relief efforts by Perkins and other local institutions.
A young girl zip lines through the trees
November 16, 2017
Students with visual impairment tackle new type of challenge during Perkins’ High Ropes Adventure Weekend.

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