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Bill, 21, works under the hood of a car.
August 31, 2016
Building a Better Day offers blueprint for creating engaging activities for young adults with multiple disabilities.
In a scene from the musical "Cats," an actor dressed as a cat reaches his arm out to the audience
August 30, 2016
New York audio describer helps theatergoers who are visually impaired enjoy popular plays and musicals.
Perkins Board Chair Corinne Basler Grousbeck with her son Campbell.
August 25, 2016
Perkins’ ambitious social change campaign is introduced at international blindness conference.
A young woman in a wheelchair pushed by a middle-aged man grabs school supplies from colorful bins
August 23, 2016
5 tips to help young adults with visual impairment and other disabilities build a more engaged, rewarding life in the community.
A young woman using an iPad sits next to her guide dog
August 18, 2016
Q&A with Bill Oates: Why non-accessible websites are no longer good enough for governments and businesses.
An open book with embossed letters and braille characters
August 16, 2016
The book that revolutionized the world by introducing braille is a highlight of the Perkins Archive collection.
Anthony and Ryan sitting together at a desk
August 12, 2016
Students with visual impairments gain job experience with Perkins' five-week World of Work program.
A man sews a striped mattress
August 10, 2016
Perkins’ research librarian rediscovers six alumni who went on to serve in the Massachusetts State Legislature.
Agustina, 9, who is blind, smiles in front of her Perkins Brailler.
August 5, 2016
More children like Agustina attend class with their sighted peers, thanks to Perkins International’s partnerships in Argentina.
A man pushes a boy in a beach wheelchair in the ocean while two girls in swimsuits look on
August 3, 2016
Perkins parent operates nonprofit that provides beach wheelchairs, so kids with disabilities can enjoy the summertime.

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