Perkins News

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.
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.
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.
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.

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