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Jaimi Lard greets people taking a tour of Perkins School for the Blind
January 17, 2017
Jaimi Lard, who is deafblind, answers questions about what it’s like to live without vision or hearing.
A woman holding an iPhone standing behind a podium addressing an audience
January 13, 2017
Mass Innovation Night’s crowd honors Perkins’ smartphone app that helps people who are blind locate bus stops.
Four popular Perkins Library books and a digital audio book player.
January 11, 2017
Library patrons enjoyed books about dastardly criminals, enigmatic sports stars, larger-than-life historical figures and more.
Anne Sullivan fingerspells into the hand of a young Helen Keller, who stands next to her
January 10, 2017
For more than 180 years, Perkins has been pioneering ways for people with deafblindness to communicate with others.
Actor Charlie Cox wears dark glasses while playing the character Matt Murdock on the show Daredevil.
January 4, 2017
Characters with blindness played important roles in some of the year’s biggest and most interesting movies and TV shows.
A boarding area at Logan Airport, with overhead video monitors showing a BlindNewWorld video.
December 28, 2016
Thought-provoking videos will reach millions of travelers with message of understanding and inclusion.
A woman in a winter coat stands next to a piece of large machinery carrying sand in a snowy day. A man in a reflective jacket stands to the right.
December 27, 2016
What I do: Lead Groundsperson Sonia Baerhuk oversees everything from landscaping to snow removal at Perkins.
Two people, one with a white cane, walk on a sidewalk together
December 22, 2016
Perkins spokesperson Jaimi Lard is the voice for people with disabilities on the Arsenal Street Corridor Working Group.
A portrait of Francis Odongo.
December 22, 2016
Francis Odongo is attending Perkins’ Educational Leadership Program to discover new ways to help his students in Uganda.
A mountain climber hikes up a snowy ridge
December 20, 2016
From mountain climbing to speed skating, they’re rewriting the rule book about what’s possible for athletes with blindness.

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