Celebrating Helen Keller’s Enduring Legacy, and a Symposium Invitation

It may be hard to imagine, but Helen Keller – who was born June 27, 1880 â€“ and her beloved teacher and friend, Annie Sullivan, were their era’s equivalent of TikTok stars.   Annie famously taught the deafblind Helen to learn language by forming letters in her hand, after which Helen learned to write, read braille, speak, and give public speeches. When Helen was an … Continued

What to do When You Meet a Person with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss

For Helen Keller DeafBlind Awareness week, celebrated June 26-July 2, APH VisionAware is highlighting information on combined hearing and vision loss. To provide perspective on the magnitude of combined hearing and vision loss in this country, recent studies report that people who are blind or low vision are twice as likely to be deaf or … Continued

DeafBlind Awareness Month: “What Did You Say About Frogs”?: Deafblindness, An Incomplete Introduction 

Editor’s note: Are you an individual who is DeafBlind or interested in learning about deafblindness? George Stern, a deafblind Afro-Caribbean immigrant who’s interested in all things food, linguistic, and social justice, shares his perspective on living with deafblindess.    Several lifetimes ago, during my long and illustrious career as the best class project ever (I routinely … Continued