Perkins News

Two women communicate using tactile sign language.
March 29, 2019
For the second time this month, Perkins School for the Blind was at the state house to advocate for the blind community.
A man and woman pose for a picture and smile.
March 26, 2019
Abbie and Tim are members of the Corporation and have been involved with Perkins since 2004.
Martha Majors poses for a portrait.
March 26, 2019
This guiding philosophy of the Deafblind Program breaks down barriers so students can communicate and self-advocate.
Two women address a crowd from a lectern in a grand auditorium filled with draped flags.
March 20, 2019
During annual B.L.I.N.D. event, organizers asked for increased funds for various programs and services.
A woman with visual impairment navigates the Touch this Page exhibition.
February 27, 2019
“Touch this Page” teaches a modern lesson using 19th century literacy tools.
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.

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