Welcome

A group of students wearing blue uniforms outside the Gyanchakshu school.
February 3

Perkins holds campus-wide coin drive to support earthquake-damaged school for the blind in Nepal.

Paul Saner at a podium
February 25

Curious about what the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) can do for you or your family? Want the MCB to hear your ideas? Commissioner Paul Saner is listening.

The iBill currency reader with a $20 dollar bill in it.
Fall 2015

Until accessible U.S. currency makes its much-anticipated debut in 2020, the Perkins Library is distributing the iBill Talking Banknote Identifier device to people who are blind.

We’re making a difference with your help

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Helen Keller

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28,675 people borrowing braille or audio books from the Perkins Library in the past year

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195% increase in children, adults, educators, and caregivers around the world reached by Perkins International in the last five years

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15,857 people living more independently thanks to assistive technology from Perkins Solutions

A hand reading printed braille
February 9

How it’s different, why it’s here and what makes it a better fit for braille readers in the United States.

Julie DeLillo smiles and holds a resume while talking to an African-American man at a job fair for people who are blind.
February 5

What I learned from working with people who are visually impaired at Perkins School for the Blind.

A page shows two kinds of tactile writing, the standard alphabet and a raised-dot system
January 21

Fascinating facts about the history of writing systems for people who are blind, and how literacy continues to evolve in the 21st century.