Perkins News

David Whalen standing in the Howe museum.
December 12, 2016
David Whalen will lead fundraising efforts to expand Perkins’ programs and initiatives around the world.
Marianne Riggio of Perkins International receives the Anne Sullivan Macy Medal for her service to the deafblind community. Pictured left to right: Perkins International Executive Director Michael Delaney; Riggio; and Perkins President and CEO Dave Power.
December 6, 2016
Marianne Riggio receives Perkins’ prestigious Anne Sullivan Macy Medal for service to deafblind community.
A woman holding a white cane puts her face close to a sign at Logan Airport.
November 15, 2016
Perkins spokesperson Jaimi Lard tells Logan Airport managers about her travel experiences as a person with deafblindness.
Four people talking on a subway, one of them carrying a white cane.
November 10, 2016
Two new e-books from Perkins explain how sighted people can work and socialize with people who are visually impaired.
Jerry Berrier walks through the woods with a sighted guide
November 8, 2016
Perkins staffers help Mass Audubon produce booklet with step-by-step instructions on creating accessible trails.
Two people shaking hands over a table at the job fair
October 19, 2016
Annual Job Fair connects employers with qualified candidates who are blind or visually impaired.
A group photo of the ELP Class of 2016.
October 5, 2016
Interactive website links hundreds of Educational Leadership Program graduates from around the globe.
Two students in Africa reading a braille book.
September 30, 2016
In 22 countries and counting, the Marrakesh Treaty will make more accessible books available for people who are blind.
A young man interviewing for a job
September 29, 2016
New interactive class gives hiring professionals tools to recruit, interview and hire candidates with disabilities.
Dave Power and Bill Oates stand in front of an MBTA bus
September 20, 2016
New smartphone app helps commuters who are blind find bus stops and travel more independently.

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