In the Community

A young man with vision impairment interviews in a professional environment.
June 13, 2019
Throughout the year, students with visual impairment socialize, learn new skills and embrace their passions through condensed, impactful courses.
Teri Turgeon stands, smiling with her arms crossed.
June 12, 2019
Perkins lifts up families of children with visual impairments—but it’s about so much more than being a service provider.
A large crowd of people dance under raining confetti.
May 6, 2019
The annual event raised more than $1 million to support new and existing programs for children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities.
A teacher helps a student read.
March 27, 2019
More and more, Community Programs serve the growing blind population.
Two women address a crowd from a lectern in a grand auditorium filled with draped flags.
March 20, 2019
During annual B.L.I.N.D. event, organizers asked for increased funds for various programs and services.
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.

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