Living With Blindness

Ashley Purdy in her cap and gown
June 8, 2020
How this graduating senior created a new life for herself at Perkins.
A young blind woman walks with a white cane alongside a teacher while a friend trails behind.
December 2, 2019
There’s more to blindness than meets the eye—from brain-based disorders to ocular impairments, vision loss exists on a spectrum.
A guide dog with a harness sits on the ground.
September 10, 2018
You may be aware that guide dogs help those who are blind or have low vision, but do you know the most common breeds, or what they do when "off-harness"?
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.
Joann Becker sits at a desk using a computer
January 3, 2018
Perkins Access’ Joann Becker, who is blind, shares the aggravation of using inaccessible websites.
A young student wearing glasses
December 21, 2017
A look back at the biggest moments of the year.
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 student throws a football through the uprights with help from a teacher
October 6, 2017
In adapted physical education classes, Perkins students lift weights and search for treasure while learning skills that will last a lifetime.

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