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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.
Kim Charlson speaks into a microphone
July 29, 2016
Library members are invited to read accessible books, relax and learn about technology in the renovated space.
A meeting room with a long table surrounded by empty chairs
July 28, 2016
Here are 10 tips to ensure that everyone, including people who are blind, can fully participate in your next meeting.
Students and teachers played the wooden xylophone.
July 22, 2016
The Perkins community gathers to celebrate the opening of a new accessible park by the Charles River in Watertown.
Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West with braille characters spelling “FourFiveSeconds”
July 20, 2016
Which pop superstar put braille on her new album? How can braille help criminals go straight? What’s the latest trend in braille tattoos?
A student, with the help of his teacher, prepares to throw a football through a small goalpost
July 19, 2016
Perkins students and staff celebrate the joy of movement during Adapted Physical Education and Sports Day.

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