Science & Technology

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.
Student watches small, wheeled robot move across the floor.
January 12, 2015
Public school students with visual impairments relish hands-on opportunity to learn the science behind robotics.
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.
Picture collage of the Bradley Watch, Lechal, and Braigo prototype.
January 6, 2015
A review of the top breakthroughs in assistive technology during 2014.
Older woman using cctv to read a card written by a child.
December 31, 2014
Examining the impact assistive technology has had on a woman with severe vision loss caused by Uveitis.
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.
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.
Two hands on braille music
November 17, 2014
All over the world, innovators are developing smarter, simpler and cheaper ways to live.
A girl holding a turtle while wearing vinyl gloves.
October 16, 2014
On Perkins' Accessible Science portal, all information is aimed at making science accessible to every student in the classroom.
Amy Bower kneeling on deck of boat.
September 29, 2014
Woods Hole oceanographer Amy Bower does not let blindness stand in her way, no matter what.

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