|Students who are blind using Perkins Braillers® in China.|
Without access to empowering information and assistive technology people who are blind or have low vision often remain illiterate and dependent on families that are already struggling.
To promote greater independence for these individuals, Perkins sells and distributes thousands of Perkins Braillers®, the pencil and paper for people who are blind, to schools and communities worldwide. Perkins also establishes brailler repair centers in developing countries, ensuring capacity exists to repair the devices cheaply and locally, increasing sustainability.
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Perkins supports teachers around the world by providing educational materials and resources in both print and online formats to improve educational opportunities for children with disabilities.
In over 170 countries, individuals of all ages have made the Perkins Brailler their product of choice for writing braille. Since its unveiling in 1951, the Classic and the Next Generation line of Perkins Braillers remain at the forefront of international braille literacy efforts, both in schools and daily living.
In addition to the Perkins Brailler, we offer a broad range of assistive technology products for people who are blind or have low vision, such as RUBY handheld video magnifiers and the Perkins Panda®, a set of children's books and tapes that helps parents and teachers provide early literacy skills to children. Talking book products enhance the enjoyment of listening. Perkins' publications, many of which have been translated into multiple languages, provide information and resources for family members, teachers and community members. In the Perkins Products online store , you will find a full range of products and services for people who are blind.