Touch Library @ Perkins

Several weeks ago we had the pleasure to visit Perkins School for the Blind. Just outside Boston USA, it is the oldest school for the Blind in America opening in 1829. It is famous for its education of Helen Keller, and its subsequent deaf-blind programme, but it is also an institution that trains teachers and develops new technologies. The Perkins campus – and indeed it was a campus – was a blind child’s dream. There were the careful consideration of the stone floor tiling, to enable easy navigation throughout the building. There was the gym whose floor boards changes to … Read more