Who are we?

BlindNewWorld, powered by Perkins School for the Blind, is a first-of-its-kind social change campaign that aims to empower the blind and visually impaired community while demystifying blindness and breaking down the barriers to inclusion at school, work and in the world at large.

We have nearly 90,000 followers — including members of the blind community as well as sighted allies — across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And we use our #MyBlindStory blog to share first-person stories — both ordinary and extraordinary — from people whose lives have been affected by blindness.

BlindNewWorld is a place for exchanging experiences, promoting advocacy, demanding accessibility and fostering inclusion — and we’re definitely having some fun along the way.

About Perkins School for the Blind

Perkins School for the Blind is the worldwide leader in education services for children and young adults with multiple, complex disabilities and visual impairments. As an international NGO, Perkins is infinitely innovating to solve longstanding and emerging problems facing our communities, our students and our families.