Live, Work & Thrive

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    A man who is wearing a COViD-19 mask is standing at a train station, holding a white cane and sign reading: "I am deaf and low vision. Waiting for blue line." He is also wearing a crossbody and holding his cellphone.

    Accessibility has become a foundational value of HKS and we strive to ensure our products, services and facilities are usable by as many people as possible.Make your year-end contribution

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    HKSB Health & Wellness Program holds their Breast Cancer Walk on World Sight Day at our Islandia location.Read more

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Independence. Empowerment. Equity.

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Help create greater AccessAbility for all

With equal access, people who are blind, have low vision, or are DeafBlind can unlock their inner Ability.

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Watch our First Annual 2021 AccessAbility Awards

AccessAbility Awards 2021

The Helen Keller Services AccessAbility Awards was created to recognize companies, non-profit organizations and individuals who are using their talents and resources to support individuals who are DeafBlind, blind or have low vision and make the society more accessible and inclusive through their services, practices, products and workforce diversity efforts.

Two Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) staff using tactile sign language outside of the HKNC training center.

Language is a powerful tool and it is our responsibility to ensure the use of our language is inclusive and representative of the cultural collectiveness and valued diversity within the community we serve. It is with this understanding that we are excited to announce the decision to replace our use of the term “deaf-blind” with the preferred term “DeafBlind” throughout Helen Keller Services.​​

Every individual has a different experience and emphasizing both the experience of vision and hearing loss is important. “DeafBlind” applies to a whole person and recognizes Deaf and Blind uniquely as a single identity.​

We are sensitive to the diverse perspectives of the community and respect the wishes of the individuals and audiences we are addressing. Change is necessary for improvement and we are grateful for the feedback from the DeafBlind community in support of our ongoing evolution as an organization. ​

HKNC

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Services & Resources for

Youths & Adults

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Who Are

Deaf-Blind

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Who Live in the

United States

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HKSB

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Services & Resources for

Children & Adults

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Who Are

Blind

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Who Live in the

New York City/
Long Island Area

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Resources for Consumers and Professionals during COVID-19

We have collected some resources we hope you find helpful in these unprecedented times. Included are some resources about COVID-19 in English, Spanish, and ASL. Additionally, many individuals are working remotely or trying to continue consumer learning from home, and we have included a variety of resources (some for consumers and some for professionals). This is by no means a comprehensive list, but we hope you will find something for you or your clients. 

Work with Us

Are you interested in working with blind or DeafBlind individuals? Explore the possibility of joining our team. We foster an inclusive environment where you’ll have the chance to change lives every day.

Learn more about employment and internship opportunities

Accessibility Features

Our website is designed to be inclusive. We’ve followed best practices—and we even created our own gold standards. Check out the viewing options drop-down menu at the top of every page to customize your browsing experience.

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