Perkins News

Robert Chaney, dressed in a suit, stands in a yard with a monkey on his shoulder.
February 15, 2019
The new set of handwritten notes, photographs and more shines an informal light on the life of Perkins School for the Blind’s most famous alum.
Four people sit a table with laptops and speak.
January 31, 2019
A new MIT architecture course explores ‘how visual spatial experiences can be expressed in non-visual modalities.’
Two women with children in their laps sit side by side.
November 21, 2018
With support from Perkins School for the Blind, Nairobi Family Support Services helps vulnerable children from families who can’t otherwise afford it.
Two students with visual impairment conduct a science experiment.
October 24, 2018
How Perkins adapts math and science education to give students practical, real-world tools both on and off campus.
A student with visual impairment in a wheelchair holds a flower and examines a fluorescent vase.
October 24, 2018
Our experts are teaching the world about cortical visual impairment to help children improve their use of vision.
Kim Charlson speaks at a podium while Perkins President Dave Power looks on.
October 24, 2018
Alongside education, inclusivity efforts are fundamental to Perkins’ mission.
Vaithehi poses with her husband, Bala, in front of a Perkins-branded wall.
October 23, 2018
The chair of the Perkins Solutions Committee, Muttulingam also serves as a member of the Audit and Perkins International Committees and the Trust Board.
Two people unveil a large painting of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan.
October 11, 2018
The library’s 125th anniversary highlights the deep connection between Perkins and history’s most famous deafblind person.
Three children with visual impairment, two with canes, help each other navigate school grounds.
September 27, 2018
Perkins has played an integral role shaping the school into the region’s model program for children with blindness and multiple disabilities.
A young student with visual impairment walks with a cane alongside a teacher.
September 4, 2018
Every new academic year is unique, representative of both possibility and progress.

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