Living With Blindness

Casey Harris performing in concert; Charlotte Brown pole vaulting; Lucy Edwards applying makeup
March 22, 2016
Meet the new generation of young people who are rewriting the rules about blindness.
Someone's legs crossing a street, holding a white cane.
March 10, 2016
What’s the secret to traveling without sight? A white cane, confidence and the willingness to ask for assistance when necessary.
Ashley sits with her laptop, listening to text through earbuds.
March 1, 2016
Social media is an essential part of everyday life for teens and young adults who are blind, just as it is for their peers with sight.
Stevie Wonder at the 2016 Grammys flanked by Kirstin Maldonado and K.O. Olusola of the band Pentatonix
February 16, 2016
Stevie Wonder's shout out for braille and accessible books surprised the crowd, but not the director of Perkins Library.
Julie DeLillo smiles and holds a resume while talking to an African-American man at a job fair for people who are blind.
February 5, 2016
Look both ways before entering a hallway (and other practical advice from a new HR director)
A Prodigi desktop electronic magnifier, with an enlarged aviation magazine cover showing on the screen
January 20, 2016
Perkins Solutions gives a 95-year-old WWII veteran with vision loss the training he needs to read his favorite magazines.
a woman smiling
January 15, 2016
What I do: Marcia Moore helps residential students at Perkins School for the Blind bridge the gap between the classroom and real life
A doctor uses a stethoscope to check the pulse of a patient who also has a blood pressure cuff on her arm
December 8, 2015
With a little planning and the right questions, people with visual impairments can make medical appointments a little less stressful.
A group of students sitting in the student center in front of a big screen.
December 4, 2015
Tony Award-winning Broadway musical becomes first accessible live TV entertainment event in U.S. history, thanks to video description feature.
Photographer Pete Eckert, state Supreme Court justice Richard Bernstein, BBC correspondent Gary O’Donoghue and chef Christine Ha
December 2, 2015
No occupation, no matter how associated with sight, is out of reach for blind professionals.

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