Innovation

Four students in matching sweatshirts congregate around and look at a computer.
July 12, 2018
Perkins’ first hackathon challenges college students to invent new technology tools for people who are blind.
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.
Two men shaking hands in front of a poster
January 23, 2018
New technology utilizes wearable devices to instantly connect users with sighted assistants.
Five members of the ELP Class of 2017.
October 27, 2017
ELP Community earns praise for connecting hundreds of teachers around globe.
A man smiling while holding the Orbit refreshable braille reader in his hands
August 4, 2017
Library patrons will test new affordable braille e-reader as part of a one-year pilot program.
Perkins President and CEO Dave Power and Perkins International Executive Director Michael Delaney outside the United Nations before the launch of Perkins International Academy.
June 14, 2017
Perkins International Academy unveiled at United Nations in effort to train 1 million special educators by 2030.
H.E. Juan José Gómez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, speaks at a panel hosted by Perkins International at U.N. headquarters.
June 13, 2017
At global disability conference, educators and advocates explore ways to educate world’s most vulnerable children.
A man uses an iphone while standing next to a bus stop
April 6, 2017
Perkins partners with MIPsoft, makers of the popular BlindSquare app, to help more travelers with visual impairments find bus stops in the Boston area.

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