Living With Blindness

An analog alarm clock on a nightstand reading 3am
November 24, 2015
An estimated 70 percent of people who are blind suffer from this little-known condition that causes sleepless nights and chronic fatigue.
Helen Keller and Polly Thomson visiting a veteran in a hospital bed
November 11, 2015
From braille to guide dogs, veterans have been front and center in many life-changing innovations in the blindness field.
A boy dressed up for Halloween as a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow
October 29, 2015
A Perkins School for the Blind parent shares do-it-yourself outfit ideas for trick-or-treaters with disabilities.
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.
Beverly Grady and another woman who is blind touching a smart brailler in a living room. A traditional brailler sits on the same table.
October 8, 2015
Perkins graduate Beverly Grady has spent three decades making her hometown a more welcoming place for people who are blind.
A mother and her young daughter, wearing a yellow pleated dress, on a makeshift runway at a fashion show. Audience members are seated all around them.
October 2, 2015
Inspired by her daughter, a British mother starts a campaign to put a Perkins SMART Brailler in the hands of every U.K. child who is blind
A young man uses a cane to enter the door of a bank
October 1, 2015
Intensive 10-week workshop teaches job-search skills to students and young adults with visual impairments.
Lori using a macbook pro laptop at her table.
September 29, 2015
The FCC’s iCanConnect program makes it possible for thousands of people with deafblindness to stay in touch with family and friends through the power of technology.
Steve using his iPhone with a pair of headphones.
September 29, 2015
A new Perkins study explores how technology is revolutionizing the way people who are blind read, write and communicate.
A student uses a white cane to navigate over a footbridge.
September 24, 2015
How guide dogs know when the light turns green, and nine other surprising facts that will expand your understanding of blindness.


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