Closeup view of exhibit panel on the early schools

Our exhibits cover hundreds of years of blindness history. 

Our exhibits tell the story of the efforts of generations of parents, teachers, and students——both blind and sighted-to overcome obstacles to literacy and learning.


Online Exhibits 

Our digital exhibits explore topics in greater depth than allowable in our physical displays. Whether it’s braillewriters or the amazing Mary Ingalls, these featured exhibits give you insight on how people with visual impairments live, learn, and thrive with the right kind of tools and the will to succeed.

Closeup of a curved metal embossing plate with a key to the braille alphabet in raised characters. A braille label on a metal plate is partially visible below.


Traveling Exhibits 

Bring a traveling exhibit inspired by the education of Helen Keller to a museum or library in your own home town.


Our Collection 

Use our vast and growing database of artifacts, photographs, and documents to pursue your own research interests.

Closeup of metal keys on a red New York Point stereograph machine

See what it takes to make the world accessible. 

Tell us more about your plans and we’ll be waiting for you.

Closeup of printing type in a wooden printer's tray