Perkins Library

A woman reading a manuscript into a microphone
May 19, 2016
Meet the team of talented volunteers who record more than 100 new audio books every year for the Perkins Library.
Volunteer Bart Morse sits in the Perkins Library recording studio
April 15, 2016
The Perkins Library recording studio celebrates a milestone in its mission to bring books with a New England connection to readers who are blind
Inside the State House in Boston .
March 25, 2016
Members of the Massachusetts blindness community speak out for funding for crucial services like education and accessible books.
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.
A hand reading printed braille
February 9, 2016
How it’s different, why it’s here and what makes it a better fit for braille readers in the United States.
A digital audio book player surrounded by book covers
January 12, 2016
From cookbooks to mysteries to presidential trivia, these were the most downloaded audio books produced by the Perkins Library.
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.
Brayden reads a section of "Not Norman" aloud during Read for the Record
October 23, 2015
Perkins students join millions around the globe to celebrate literacy during annual Read for the Record event.
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.
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.

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