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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.
Children in a classroom read braille books
July 14, 2016
In a major victory for people who are blind, the Marrakesh Treaty will make braille and audio books more globally available.
A teacher shows a sparkly gold pom-pom to a young girl in a wheelchair.
July 11, 2016
Cortical Visual Impairment is the fast-growing (and perhaps most complex) cause of visual impairment in the U.S.
Cheyenne in the hallway of her school, holding a pre-cane
July 8, 2016
A mother of a legally blind child tapped into her local school district and Perkins resources to enable her daughter to reach her fullest potential.
A young Theresa Chan Poh Lin tactile signs with Helen Keller on a couch
July 8, 2016
Former Perkins student Theresa Chan Poh Lin, who was deafblind, left an unforgettable impression on everyone who met her.
Two different children's hands play with wooden balls on a table
July 6, 2016
Teens who are deafblind can improve socialization skills with structured play, finds new study coauthored by Perkins staffers.
A teacher holds out a pink scarf to a student
July 5, 2016
Sensory efficiency skills help Casey and other students use their senses to explore the world and achieve their goals.
A young boy sits at a desk with a Perkins Brailler. One hand is on the keys and the other hand reaches over to read the last line of braille on the page.
June 30, 2016
From embossed type to downloadable digital books, Perkins has a long history of supporting literacy for people with blindness.

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