We sent Adriana (a DeafBlind educator at HKNC) and Anthony (a comedian/pitchman) to play a prank on some sighted and hearing New Yorkers to remind them to look up from their phones and be more present in the moment. What we discovered was a city filled with distracted walkers, completely unaware of what was happening in the world around them.

For Helen Keller National Center’s 50th Anniversary, we’re reminding an increasingly digital and distracted world of the simple power of human connection. Help us continue our work in connecting the DeafBlind community to the world around them by remembering to stay connected to yours.

Authorized by an Act of Congress in 1967, HKNC is the only organization of its kind—providing training and resources exclusively to people age 16 and over who have combined vision and hearing loss.  

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