Welcome

Students and teachers played the wooden xylophone.
July 22

The Perkins community gathers to celebrate the opening of a new accessible park by the Charles River in Watertown.

gray Perkins Brailler
July 25

A multi-day workshop to learn basic maintenance and repair for the Perkins Brailler.

Yegue Badigue plays the piano
Spring 2016

Talented pianist Yegue Badigue came to Perkins from war-torn Africa, and he’s determined to make the most of his new life in America.

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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28,990 people borrowing braille or audio books from the Perkins Library in the past year

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78% increase in children, adults, educators, and caregivers around the world reached by Perkins International in the last six years

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23,246 people living more independently thanks to assistive technology from Perkins Solutions

Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West with braille characters spelling “FourFiveSeconds”
July 20

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

Perkins students and staff celebrate the joy of movement during Adapted Physical Education and Sports Day.

A teacher shows a sparkly gold pom-pom to a young girl in a wheelchair.
July 11

Cortical Visual Impairment is the fast-growing (and perhaps most complex) cause of visual impairment in the U.S.