Perkins News

A sign says "Radio," the word printed in braille next to it.
May 9, 2019
First ever NPR Student Podcast Challenge gives platform to students in Perkins’ Secondary Program.
A large crowd of people dance under raining confetti.
May 6, 2019
The annual event raised more than $1 million to support new and existing programs for children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities.
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.
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.’
A family stands together, with a mother holding a little girl and standing next to a young boy.
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.

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