Living With Blindness

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.
A woman, child and man sit on a coach reading a large braille book with pictures
September 8, 2015
The Perkins Library enriches the lives of book-lovers who can’t read traditional print.
A man sitting at a desk uses a handheld magnifier to read a document.
August 31, 2015
With more people who are visually impaired in today’s workforce, following these simple do’s and don’ts is smart business etiquette.
A woman wearing a Perkins cap holds a cute yellow puppy in her arms
August 25, 2015
Named in honor of Perkins School for the Blind, a floppy-eared golden puppy is training as a guide dog in California.
Jaimi Lard poses by a large round sculpture made of bricks and roofing tiles
August 10, 2015
The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum makes art accessible to everyone, even visitors who can’t see or hear
A Perkins student touches a prototype U.S. currency note with tactile features
August 7, 2015
Perkins Library Director Kim Charlson gives update about efforts to make currency accessible to Americans who are blind or visually impaired
An iPhone stands near a laptop computer
July 31, 2015
For people who are blind, smartphone apps make it easier to accomplish everyday tasks, such as sorting mail and ordering groceries.

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