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A student in a wheelchair approaches the doorway of Oliver Cottage
April 21, 2017
Every time they do a load of laundry or cook a pizza, residential students at Perkins are learning essential skills for living independently.
A hand holds a circular piece of wood against another piece of wood.
April 21, 2017
An army of volunteers at Perkins' Assistive Device Center build a variety of kid-friendly devices to help children learn.
A student holding a white cane stands in front of containers of pennies
April 19, 2017
A first-grader who is blind motivates his school to raise money for Perkins – one penny at a time.
Lindy Pabian, wearing a Perkins School for the Blind singlet, smiles as she runs the Boston Marathon.
April 19, 2017
Two Perkins employees run 26.2 miles to raise $15,000 for programs that help kids who are blind.
Mayor Walsh and Commissioner McCosh with two Perkins students
April 14, 2017
During a visit to Perkins’ Watertown campus, the mayor learns about blindness education – past and present.
A young Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan face each other.
April 13, 2017
To celebrate Sullivan’s birthday on April 14, here are some surprising facts about Helen Keller’s teacher and friend
A young woman holding a white cane is handed a pile of four audiobooks by another woman in a black cardigan.
April 12, 2017
During National Library Week, April 9-15, patrons talk about the importance of braille and audio books in their lives.
A woman who is deafblind sits next to a tactile sign language interpreter in training
April 11, 2017
Perkins spokesperson Jaimi Lard brings new perspective to interpreters-in-training at Framingham State University.
A man uses an iphone while standing next to a bus stop
April 6, 2017
Perkins partners with MIPsoft, makers of the popular BlindSquare app, to help more travelers with visual impairments find bus stops in the Boston area.
A bearded man looks through a transparent smartphone
April 4, 2017
Want to help? Here are four ways you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of people who are blind.

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