Innovation

A woman using a white cane walks past a bus stop.
May 11, 2016
New app will help people who are blind locate bus stops and other precise locations.
A Perkins student smells a bouquet of flowers
May 2, 2016
At Perkins School for the Blind, flowers are used to teach hands-on science lessons, enhance social skills and make art come alive.
A man using a white cane stands on the sidewalk
April 13, 2016
At Perkins Solutions, we ask questions that help us develop technologies that solve old and new challenges facing the blind community.
A woman using a white cane walks past a bus stop
April 12, 2016
Innovative mobile app will help people who are blind locate bus stops and other precise locations, making public transportation more accessible.
Dave Power and Kevin Carey holding a refreshable braille display
March 24, 2016
After five years of research, Transforming Braille Group unveils affordable refreshable braille display for use in developing countries and libraries.
A woman looks at a large computer monitor. A smartphone is on the desk next to her, and several other computer monitors are behind her and to the side.
February 22, 2016
New service ready to help companies, colleges and nonprofits comply with upcoming federal rules on digital accessibility.
An Apple Watch, a 6dot Braille Label Maker and an Amazon Echo
December 28, 2015
From a multitalented digital assistant to a watch that taps you, the past year featured exciting advances in accessible technology.
A woman demonstrating some designs to a group
November 17, 2015
Alex Truesdell is honored for her work in adaptive design, which helps children with disabilities live more fulfilling lives.
A girl holds white bumpy sphere the size of a plum in the palm of her hand
November 3, 2015
3-D printing puts lessons in science, art and literacy into the hands of students at Perkins School for the Blind.
The iBill currency reader with a $20 dollar bill in it.
October 9, 2015
Until accessible U.S. currency makes its much-anticipated debut in 2020, the Perkins Library is distributing the iBill Talking Banknote Identifier device to people who are blind.

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