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Six boys in old-fashioned clothes stand around a wooden table, conducting a science experiment
March 1, 2017
Perkins students have always used hands-on methods to study science, from botany to astronomy.
Burcu Gul embraces a female student in Ankara, Turkey.
February 22, 2017
Inspired by her Perkins training, Burcu Gül wants to open Turkey’s first preschool for children with multiple disabilities.
A student shoots a bow and arrow at a target
February 15, 2017
During archery lessons, Perkins students show they don’t need vision to hit the target.
Two people run side by side, with the woman blindfolded and the man guiding her with a short tether
February 13, 2017
What’s it like to run a race without vision? A Perkins employee shares her amazing Blindfold Challenge experience.
Five cheerleaders with their backs to the camera raise their arms in a cheer.
February 8, 2017
Watertown High School and Perkins students show off their school spirit in a new annual tradition.
A birds-eye view of the globe, with a student touching it.
February 6, 2017
The Perkins Globe started as a teaching tool for students like Helen Keller, and 180 years later people still want to touch it.
Actor Johnny Depp, rapper Apl.de.ap and actress Judith Dench
February 2, 2017
Did you know Johnny Depp, Judith Dench, Steve Wynn and Fetty Wap are all visually impaired?
Five Perkins students stand on stage in Roman costumes.
February 1, 2017
A lack of vision has never stopped Perkins students from performing some of the world’s greatest plays.
A student speaks with an employer at the Work Experience Open House
January 30, 2017
Students who are blind practice essential job-search skills at Perkins’ Work Experience Open House.
An advertisement hanging inside a subway car
January 27, 2017
New MBTA ad campaign from Perkins highlights the incredible talents and abilities of people with blindness.

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