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2013-09-10 16:24:33

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - CNIB presented Frances Cutler with the Arthur Napier Magill Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of her outstanding accomplishment in service to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, at the organization's Annual General Meeting held on September 7, 2013 at the CNIB Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Cutler has been an advisor to CNIB for thirty years at both the national and local level. The first woman with vision loss to serve as Chair...

2013-06-27 23:16:24

Helen Keller's birth anniversary offers an opportunity to examine a global mission, a unique partnership and the transformative power of education. Watertown, Mass. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 On June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, a baby girl was born. Her life forever altered how the world understands “disability.” The bright baby girl became blind and deaf before the age of two, but her teacher helped Helen Keller unlock the brilliance that would inspire all of humanity. Today, the...

2013-01-15 16:23:13

BALTIMORE, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind people in the United States with over 50,000 members, including many deaf-blind individuals, commented today on the state-sanctioned death by lethal injection of deaf twins in Belgium. Upon learning that they were also going blind, the deaf twins sought and were granted euthanasia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120815/MM57966LOGO) Dr. Marc Maurer,...

2012-07-12 10:24:09

MONTREAL, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - HumanWare, in partnership with Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille (INLB), has unveiled the HumanWare Communicator, the first multilingual face-to-face conversation app for deaf-blind people. This unique app will help deaf-blind individuals communicate on an everyday basis by connecting a HumanWare Braille device (BrailleNote Apex or Brailliant) with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Now a deaf-blind person can use Bluetooth connectivity to pair...

2012-05-24 23:00:42

Deaf-Blindness didn't stop with Helen Keller. People who experience combined vision and hearing losses are in need of highly specialized services. The Helmsley Trust's gift of $6 million will substantially increase the number of professionals capable of working with this unique population. (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 The Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC) has received a $6 million gift from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Operated by Helen...

2011-05-11 08:28:00

NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As many of you are aware, Marlee Matlin has the unique distinction of having raised a record breaking $986,000 on a recent episode of The Celebrity Apprentice ("The Art of the Deal" aired on April 3, 2011), more funds than has ever been raised for charity in a single event on any television show. Donald Trump donated an additional $14,000 to make the contribution an even million. The money was donated to her charity of choice, The Starkey Hearing...