Living With 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.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th Anniversary logo
July 24, 2015
Four members of the Perkins community discuss how the Americans with Disabilities Act impacted the lives of people who are blind.
Mom on one knee holding baby with toddler next to her
June 23, 2015
When you can’t see your sighted toddler, parenting is a series of unforgettable moments of pride, frustration, heartbreak and awe.
Girl at computer
June 9, 2015
Students who are blind face unique challenges when preparing for college. Here’s what you need to know to make the process easier.
Teaching assistant and teen high fiving
May 29, 2015
Camp Abilities and other Outreach Short Courses help kids who are blind build their skills and confidence – and have fun doing it.

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