Live, Work & Thrive
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FEELING THROUGH | Short Film (2021)
A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen-in-need and a DeafBlind man. FEELING THROUGH is the first film to star a DeafBlind actor.Watch the short film
HELEN KELLER SERVICES CELEBRATES ITS ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION FOR “FEELING THROUGH”
“Feeling Through” is directed and produced by Doug Roland. Executive Producers are Marlee Matlin, Jack Jason and Andrew Carlberg. Sue Ruzenski, CEO of Helen Keller Services, served as a producer on the film and will also receive an Academy Award if the film wins at the April 25 ceremony.Read More
Feeling Through and Whoopi Goldberg Interview
Whoopi Goldberg hosts the Feeling Through team in a conversation about authentic casting, accessible filmmaking, the true story that inspired the film, and much more.
We are honored to further our mission through our partnership with Feeling Through, creating authentic representation of the communities we serve.Watch the interview
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.
Services & Resources for
Youths & Adults
Who Live in the
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 deaf-blind 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
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.Learn More About Accessibility Features on Our Website