In the Community

Two women use tactile sign to communicate in a classroom
November 10, 2017
Public school nurses hear from Perkins spokesperson Jaimi Lard about the realities of living without vision or hearing.
A man holding a white cane shakes hands with a woman behind a table
November 3, 2017
Job seekers put aside their disability at annual Job Fair for Individuals with Visual Impairment.
A student working at a hotel breakfast buffet
November 1, 2017
A work placement at a local hotel inspired one Perkins student’s plans for the future.
A hand reading braille
October 5, 2017
Meet the Perkins Library team making theater programs and restaurant menus accessible to people who are blind.
A student holding a white cane stands in front of containers of pennies
April 19, 2017
A first-grader who is blind motivates his school to raise money for Perkins – one penny at a time.
Mayor Walsh and Commissioner McCosh with two Perkins students
April 14, 2017
During a visit to Perkins’ Watertown campus, the mayor learns about blindness education – past and present.
A student speaks with an employer at the Work Experience Open House
January 30, 2017
Students who are blind practice essential job-search skills at Perkins’ Work Experience Open House.
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.
Three parents sit with a Perkins staff member on adjoining sofas.
November 9, 2016
At Perkins’ weekly parent support groups, moms and dads of children who are blind find connection, advice and encouragement.
A young man places his face in a cardboard creation that sits on top of a table
November 2, 2016
Creative students from the NuVu school build toys to encourage a Perkins student to use her eye prosthesis.

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