SLA New England virtual tour of Library at Perkins School for the Blind

When:  Oct 13, 2022 from 17:30 to 19:00 (ET)
Associated with  New England Chapter
Perkins School for the Blind was established in 1829 as the first school for the blind in the United States, pioneering education for students who are blind and deafblind. While our students include Laura Bridgman (the first person who was deafblind to be formally educated), Anne Sullivan, and Helen Keller, thousands of students and teachers have been at Perkins over the years. Perkins is a leader in developing the best teaching and learning practices for students who are visually impaired, blind, or who have multiple disabilities including visual impairment, not only in the United States, but around the world.

In this presentation, Jennifer Arnott will talk about the Hayes Research Library collection and work as well as talk about the history of Perkins, the school's Watertown campus, and information about blindness and deafblindness education in the United States.

Please register by October 12 at https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqf-CqqTkpGt1H65TkFChPIm3qpxpr99aC.

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