Did you know that the last week in June is “Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week?” At this time, the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults (HKNC) recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of people who are living with blindness and hearing loss.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation declaring the week-long observance. This year’s theme is: MAKING CONNECTIONS WITH THE DEAF-BLIND COMMUNITY. The organization states:
“HKNC and its partners are engaging with people who are deaf-blind and making real connections. We all have the power to connect and create relationships that transcend any of our differences and bring enrichment to our lives and to our community.”
If you are facing challenges due to visual impairment or blindness, please contact SDCB to learn about the services we provide. We can help you regain some independence.
“Deaf-Blind Awareness Week, June 23 – 29, 2019”