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Alex engaged in an orientation and mobility session with his teacher.
April 5, 2012
An orphan at age four, Alex lived in a group home with no family and no way of communicating his basic needs.
Perkins students hanging out
April 3, 2012
For students who are visually impaired, social skills must be explicitly taught in the curriculum.
Haben Girma speaking to a crowd at Perkins.
January 16, 2012
Haben Girma, a disability rights activist and the first Harvard Law School student in history who is deafblind, visits the Perkins Campus.
Hamlet smiling and sitting in his wheelchair.
January 2, 2012
Hamlet began to embrace the world around him after he arrived at the Gyumri Children's Home in Armenia.
Grousbeck Center for Students and Technology
November 11, 2011
The Grousbeck Center contains space for making music, learning about new technology, practicing vocational skills and simply hanging out.
Students who are visually impaired using technology in the student center.
September 29, 2010
The Grousbeck Center for Students and Technology to offer high-tech tools and a social center.
A student with visual impairment in a wheelchair holds a flower and examines a fluorescent vase.
Our experts are teaching the world about cortical/cerebral visual impairment to help children improve their use of vision.
A student at Helen Keller Institute for the Deaf and Deafblind, in Mumbai, India, practices on a Perkins Brailler®.
A five-day journey to India was the first of its kind designed to bring donors face-to-face with the children their generosity supports.
A girl places flowers in a vase.
Around the world, there are 6 million children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities. Here's how we're reaching them.
Archive black and white photo of three men standing around an old brailler
For more than 60 years, the Perkins Brailler has made it easier for people who are blind to communicate with the world around them.

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