Founded in 1832, Perkins School for the Blind specializes in breaking down barriers and making the world more accessible. It’s where Laura Bridgman studied — the first known deafblind person to be educated. It’s where Anne Sullivan, who spent her childhood in a poor house, gave the valedictory address in 1886. It’s where Anne brought her pupil, Helen Keller, to study in 1888.
From its 38-acre campus in Watertown, MA, Perkins now serves not only the visually impaired but students with multiple disabilities in the U.S. and 50 developing countries through wide-ranging programs: direct services, teacher training, research, advocacy, and the worldwide distribution of adaptive technologies.
For N+S, the challenge was to create an identity system, promotional and collateral materials, and a website that lived up to the Perkins motto: “All we see is possibility.” We are particularly proud of the website because it offers an equally rich experience to the sighted and the visually impaired — fully WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) compliant, customizable, and accessible by audio browsers, text-only browsers, screen-reading or magnification software, and other adaptive technologies.