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Two young women examine a whale skeleton.
June 2, 2017
From touching a skeleton to listening to underwater sounds, Perkins students enjoyed a day with the Cape Ann Whale Watch crew in Gloucester.
A man with a guide dog and two boys, one using walking poles, walk on a trail through the forest
June 1, 2017
With a little preparation, hiking is a great way for people who are blind to enjoy the sensory beauty of nature.
A student athlete jumps through the air as other students watch from the sidelines
May 30, 2017
Perkins has always been a leader in encouraging students who are blind to participate in sports and athletics.
Four students smile as they stand side-by-side.
May 26, 2017
From practicing eye contact to making causal conversation, a Perkins teacher shares essential lessons parents can reinforce at home.
An ELP participant hugs a Perkins staff member at graduation
May 25, 2017
This year’s graduates will join a vast network of Perkins-trained international educators.
A woman with short hair stands in front of a small airplane.
May 23, 2017
What do a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, a female aviation pioneer and an iconic author have in common?
A hand holds an iPhone showing the Voiceover screen.
May 18, 2017
On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, learn how to browse websites, use smartphones and much more without vision.
Two students and a teaching assistant cook in the Oliver Cottage kitchen.
May 16, 2017
Residential students at Perkins learn independent living skills everywhere, including the local grocery store.
A young Perkins student sits on a hobby horse while Tommy Stringer reclines on the grass.
May 11, 2017
When she was just 10 years old, Helen Keller launched a fundraising drive to help a poor boy who was deafblind come to Perkins.
Cory stands holding his diploma wearing black a cap and gown
May 9, 2017
If you're blind, you can still go to college, use money and coordinate your outfit. Here's how.

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