Perkins International empowers people with disabilities around the world to achieve their greatest potential and to recognize their innate dignity as valuable members of their communities.
Specializing in reaching those who are blind, deafblind, or blind with additional disabilities, Perkins transforms lives through promoting access to meaningful educational and vocational opportunities, advocating for strengthened policies, distributing assistive devices and technology, and building the expertise of local partners in over 67 countries, ensuring lasting change for decades to come.
Perkins is dedicated breaking barriers that stand in the way of individuals reaching their full potential. Learn more about what drives our work around the world.
Learn about the underlying premise of Perkins International's work - the empowerment of local agencies for lasting impact.
Perkins School for the Blind was founded in 1829 as the first school for the blind in the United States. Learn how the school that educated Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan became an international thought leader working with partners in over 67 countries worldwide.
Our Executive Team includes world renowned experts in the field of disability education.
The make-up of the International Advisory Board encompasses the talents and commitment of individuals with wide experience in education, philanthropy, government, diplomacy and business.
The true measure of our reach can only be understood in context of our hundreds of partners and supporters. We are working together to improve the lives of people with disabilities around the world.
Learn about where Perkins International is working and what we are doing in quarterly reports from the field.