It’s day four of ‘Deafblind Awareness Week’, and today we are also celebrating ‘Helen Keller Day’.
This day, June 27th, is dedicated to Helen Keller every year, as this was her birthday.
We mark Helen Keller day to celebrate her life and of all her accomplishments despite the challenges she faced during a time of no technology, along with ignorance surrounding deafblindness, and also at a time when women faced so many barriers and inequality.
Her grit and determination still remains an inspiration for so many around the world today.
For Helen Keller Day, we thought to share some interesting facts about the world most well-known deafblind person and advocator for people with disabilities.
Would you like to read more about Helen Keller? Then head to ‘The Helen Keller Archive’ at the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) where you will find the “world’s largest repository of letters, speeches, press clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, architectural drawings, artifacts and audio-video materials relating to Helen Keller and it’s available to researchers and the general public as the first ever fully accessible Digital Helen Keller Archive”.
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