Science & Technology

A girl holds white bumpy sphere the size of a plum in the palm of her hand
November 3, 2015
3-D printing puts lessons in science, art and literacy into the hands of students at Perkins School for the Blind.
A student and teacher do an activity on a computer screen.
September 25, 2015
A breakthrough technology is helping non-verbal Perkins students use their limited vision to communicate.
Students touch a ball of play-doh.
June 2, 2015
Astrophysicists lead Perkins students in hands-on exploration of our solar system and the vastness of space.
Milky Way galaxy in space
March 25, 2015
A free downloadable e-book turns science and astronomy into interactive fun for every student.
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.

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