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2013-11-14 23:32:02

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." – Helen Keller New York, NY (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Inspired by the words and work of our founder, Helen Keller International offers meaningful, memorable gifts to honor someone special this holiday season. A Helen Keller International Tribute Gift is a perfect way to say thank you to a parent, teacher, colleague or friend who has brought inspiration and...

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...

2013-03-11 12:22:22

NEW YORK, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Finding described television shows just got much easier. As part of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, several of the most popular television networks have made certain prime-time and children's programs accessible to viewers with vision loss by adding video description. To help celebrate and promote this initiative, AFB has implemented a Described TV Listings page on its website, an online guide where...

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...

2012-04-04 18:20:10

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, APRIL 5: HELEN KELLER'S MIRACLE 125TH ANNIVERSARY Profile America -- Thursday, April 5th. One of the most compelling stories of the triumph of the human spirit began on this date 125 years ago. Anne Sullivan had been hired to teach 6-year-old Helen Keller, left blind and deaf...

2011-12-20 07:50:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today more advocates for the disabled took aim at discriminatory legislation that would allow as many as 30,000 non-accessible taxis in a new "street-hail" system, urging Governor Cuomo to veto any measure that doesn't provide equally for wheelchair users. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) As we enter the final days of the Governor's Wednesday deadline to sign or veto the legislation, the Disabilities Network...

2011-06-26 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) MONDAY, JUNE 27: HELEN KELLER Profile America -- Monday, June 27th. Today marks the birthday in 1880 of one of the most remarkable American women -- Helen Keller. Less than two years old, she was struck with a major illness that left her deaf and blind. When she was seven, her family hired Anne...

2010-07-20 10:05:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Carl R. Augusto, President & CEO, American Foundation for the Blind: July 26, 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the landmark civil rights legislation that expanded opportunities for those of us with disabilities, and opened a whole new world of possibility. We at the American Foundation for the Blind, the nearly 90-year-old organization to which Helen Keller...

2010-05-26 11:09:00

NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), the nearly 90-year-old national organization to which Helen Keller dedicated her life, will honor HP, HSBC, Lions Clubs International Foundation, and professional sled dog racer Rachael Scdoris with the Helen Keller Achievement Award at a black tie gala on June 7, 2010 at the Marriott New York Downtown. The recipients are being honored for their extraordinary efforts to improve the quality of life for...

2010-02-24 14:08:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A statue portraying the dramatic moment when Helen Keller was liberated from the "double dungeon of darkness and silence" is part of an exhibit now touring the state of Alabama to raise awareness of Helen Keller and the Foundations that carry on her work - the Helen Keller Birthplace Foundation and the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education. "This is a wonderful opportunity for the people of our state to learn more about Helen Keller...