Perkins News

Perkins students Jonah and Cullen speaking with State Representative Joe McKenna
March 13, 2015
Perkins students join others in the blindness community at the State House to encourage state funding of critical services.
Marla Runyan receiving her award at center court.
March 6, 2015
Runyan was recognized as being an inspirational role model for athletes who are blind.
Bruins players chat with members of the Perkins goalball team.
March 5, 2015
Boston Bruins players Brad Marchand and Dougie Hamilton joined the Perkins goalball team for some friendly competition.
Two students work together building accessible technology.
March 4, 2015
MIT students worked with clients with disabilities to design and build customized assistive technology devices.
Dave Power delivering TEDxBeaconStreet talk.
January 9, 2015
In his talk, Power described new innovations that will increase opportunities for people who are blind to live and work independently.
A student uses SUNU to locate doorways in a long hallway.
December 30, 2014
Feel the buzz: Perkins students and staff help test prototype of innovative new wristband navigational device.
Perkins International logo
December 23, 2014
The 6th Africa Forum, which promises to be the largest-ever gathering of Africa’s blindness community, has been rescheduled to Oct. 4-8, 2015.
Officials from Thailand and Malaysia pose in the Grousbeck Center.
November 24, 2014
Special education officials from Thailand and Malaysia visited Perkins to learn more about deafblind education.
A student uses a mobile device to play accessible games.
November 21, 2014
Mobile games designed specifically for the blind community are hitting the App Store and gaining traction at Perkins.
Kim Charlson uses the Comcast talking guide.
November 12, 2014
Comcast's talking guide features a female voice that reads aloud program titles, time slots and channel numbers, as well as On Demand and DVR options.

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