making technology intelligently accessible


With Puffin, we’re making assistive technology that fits itself to the user, instead of the other way around. We want our products to work in every place and way that people do, providing them with the same level of access to computers and mobile devices that many take for granted.

We strive to make products that are affordable, portable, and durable. And we want to see how far we can go towards making interfaces tailored to people’s abilities. We think our approach will work even outside those differences commonly labeled as “disabilities.”

Board of Directors

Peter Mahoney
SVP and General Manager of Dragon at Nuance
Peter Chang
President of Global Sound Solutions — expert in ultrasound technologies.
Eric Oddleifson
Director of Assistive Technology and Employment Services at Easter Seals Massachusetts
Donald Fredette
Adaptive Equipment Specialist at the Boston Home
Lauren Smith
Policy Counsel at Future of Privacy Forum

Latest blog posts

Hiring, Pitching, and Accelerating – Oh my!
June 25, 2017
The past couple of months have been a whirlwind for us at Puffin. Things have really taken off after receiving the Department of Veterans Affairs grant. Puf
Innovating For Disabled Veterans
April 24, 2017
Innovation and the military have always gone hand in hand. It should be of no surprise that when Adriana and I saw the S.A.H.A.T. (Specially Adaptive Housing As...
Innovating Assistive Technology
February 16, 2017
Last spring, I was sitting on a subway in Beijing watching the advert TV display a ten-minute video describing how to improve accessibility for those with disab...
A Renewed Fight for Disability Rights
February 1, 2017
In 1964 the United States passed the Civil Rights Act, protecting against discrimination of sex, race, and religion. Omitted from the act were protections f...