Perkins News

A young man and woman laugh together on a balcony
May 12, 2016
Ambitious social change campaign, sponsored by Perkins, works to make the world a more welcoming place for people with visual impairment.
A crowd dancing in front of the Gala stage
May 6, 2016
Annual event raises $1.1 million to support Perkins’ global mission of educating children who are blind.
Amber and her son Ivan holding a certificate
May 5, 2016
WonderBaby.org founder Amber Bobnar’s work has touched thousands of families of children with disabilities.
Christine Dwyer and Jaimi Lard with two young women in fancy Irish dresses.
April 29, 2016
Perkins graduate honored for groundbreaking work with Helen Keller, which transformed education for children with deafblindness.
A woman using a white cane walks past a bus stop
April 12, 2016
Innovative mobile app will help people who are blind locate bus stops and other precise locations, making public transportation more accessible.
Two children use an iPad
April 7, 2016
Paths to Technology website from Perkins eLearning will help teachers, parents and students understand and use the best new technology.
State Representative Jay Kaufman speaks at a podium.
March 31, 2016
At annual Deafblind Awareness Day, advocates highlight crucial state programs for people with vision and hearing loss.
Inside the State House in Boston .
March 25, 2016
Members of the Massachusetts blindness community speak out for funding for crucial services like education and accessible books.
Dave Power and Kevin Carey holding a refreshable braille display
March 24, 2016
After five years of research, Transforming Braille Group unveils affordable refreshable braille display for use in developing countries and libraries.
a student planting seeds with help from an occupational therapist
March 24, 2016
Horticulture Center showcases the educational and therapeutic power of plants at a spring-themed open house for students.

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