Helen Keller and Deafblind Awareness Week in the UK

Deafblind UK, a national charity, working for deafblind people and run by deafblind people, coordinates deafblind awareness week, an annual health and social care campaign that raises awareness of this little-known disability.

Services provided by Deafblind UK include training in communication and rehabilitation skills, a free 24-hour Helpline, a regional network of staff and volunteers, a range of publications in different reading formats and specially adapted technical equipment to assist with daily living.

This special week complements June 27, Helen Keller's birthday. Deaf and blind from infancy, Helen Keller played a leading role in most of the significant political, social, and cultural movements of the 20th century. Throughout her lifetime (1880-1968) she worked unceasingly to improve the lives of people who were blind and deaf.

To learn more about the UK's deafblind awareness week, or Deafblind UK itself, telephone 01733 358100, email info@deafblind.org.uk or click this link to visit http://www.deafblind.org.uk.

To learn more about Helen Keller:

Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan (1930 Newsreel Footage)


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