Grousbeck Center

Perkin’s School for the Blind

In 2011, the 180-year-old Perkins School for the Blind, located in Watertown, MA, launched a campaign focused on incorporating more technology into the lives of blind students. Made possible with a $10 million gift from the Grousbeck Family Foundation, the Grousbeck Center is a dedicated space for students to utilize cutting-edge technology to further their education, socialization, and independence. High Output was called in to help in the creation and installation of this state-of-the-art facility.

“Creating a student and technology center will enable Perkins to fully integrate technology into the culture of blind education – empowering our students to lead more productive and independent lives…Because Perkins believes in sharing expertise and knowledge, what goes on within this building will transform the lives of children who are blind throughout the world.”Corinne Grousbeck, Perkins Trust Board Chair

The 17,000 square foot center includes:
Technology labs
Video and audio recording suites
Teacher training space
An assistive technology workshop
Flexible meeting and performance space
A student café
And additional state-of-the-art facilities