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A group of students working on computers
April 14, 2018
At its first-ever hackathon, Perkins challenges college students to invent new technology tools for people who are blind.
Asma Shilpi uses a flashlight to examine an infant wrapped in a blanket.
April 10, 2018
Asma Shilpi, who graduated from the Educational Leadership Program, is providing aid for displaced children with disabilities.
Jaimi Lard and Christine Dwyer sit in front of a projector screen while students watch.
April 6, 2018
Perkins speaker Jaimi Lard, who is deafblind, offered actionable advice for treating patients with different disabilities.
People gathering at the State House's Hall of Flags
March 30, 2018
Speakers of all ages shared their personal stories at 10th annual Deafblind Awareness Day.
A teacher hands a student an award for her science project.
March 28, 2018
Perkins students of all ages practice social and communication skills while presenting science projects.
A woman speaks with two people, one of whom is wearing a blindfold.
March 7, 2018
The 11-day course marked the first Perkins International Academy training in Africa.
A student who is blind plays floor hockey and takes instruction from a coach.
March 5, 2018
Students practice their puck skills during workshop with blind hockey coach.
Students sitting and standing around a large orange owl sculpture
February 28, 2018
Participants in the Pre-Employment Program heard from “Googlers” with disabilities about how they chose a career.
Gordon Legge sits with his back to the wall posing for a portrait.
February 22, 2018
Gordon Legge has been using the Perkins Brailler, which he calls a “marvel of the 20th century,” for more than six decades.
Helen Keller sits and talks with JFK.
February 16, 2018
A look back at the deafblind icon’s relationships with seven U.S. presidents.

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