Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Did you know that this is National Deaf-Blindness Week?

In 1984, President Regan made the last week of June into Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week in order to commemorate her birthday (June 27, 1880). The purpose of this week is to enhance the awareness of the deaf-blind population and their need for recognition within society.

(from the website Health News)

The Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults has more information about Deaf-Blindness week as well as articles and resources about dead-blindness.

Spread the word!


therextras said...

I have such admiration for Helen Keller. Thank you for posting this. Barbara

mommytoalot said...

Didn't know this..
thanks for letting us know