Living With Blindness

Four kids in the Perkins deafblind program enjoying a winter wonderland activity
November 20, 2020
A gift guide of ideas to help bring us together in accessible and inclusive ways — even when we have to be apart.
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 what meets the eye—from brain-based disorders to ocular impairments, vision loss exists on a spectrum.
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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