In the Community

Two young men sit around a table and speak into microphones.
December 10, 2019
High school students with visual impairment spent a day exploring audio storytelling.
Sitting next to an aide, Iris uses a cooking stencil to cut shapes from flattened wheat.
November 14, 2019
For Iris, who has visual and developmental disabilities, the learning continues post-graduation.
A mom holds her young son.
October 31, 2019
The majority of early learning is visual. What does that mean for kids like Jayden who are born blind?
A colorful, anime depiction of a man adorns the cover of the magazine.
August 1, 2019
The iconic Final Fantasy video game series recently introduced a blind character. Fans of the game were then inspired to get involved with Perkins.
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.

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