Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults (HKNC)
Honoring the Past. Changing the Future.
Created in 1967 by an Act of Congress, HKNC proudly celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. There are many activities being planned during the year to celebrate this significant event. Be sure to keep checking this website to find out what's happening and when.
HKNC PLD is pleased to announce the release of two new courses:
Touch Signals: Using Touch to Convey Visual and Environmental Information to People who are Deaf-Blind
Confident Living: A Course for People Supporting Older Adults with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss
CONNECT!, HKNC's electronic newsletter is now live. Go to https://www.helenkeller.org/hknc/newsletters/fall-2016
Live. Live your life on your terms.
Work. Prepare for a great job, pursue your passion or devote yourself to a cause.
Thrive. Define success in your own way—and achieve it.
At HKNC, you'll find the training, resources and support to make all this possible
Our team of experts will work closely with you to develop an individualized action plan tailored to your needs and goals, and everything you learn will have practical, real world applications. One-on-one training, cutting-edge technology, hands-on learning and the opportunity to interact with people who know firsthand the challenges you face—it's all part of the HKNC experience.Learn More About HKNC
What We Offer
- On-Campus Services
Train onsite at HKNC headquarters with experts in assistive technology, vocational services, communication, orientation and mobility, independent living and more.
- Off-Campus Services
Find out about programs, services and resources available in your community and around the country.
- Information on Combined Vision and Hearing Loss
Learn about combined vision and hearing loss—causes, demographics, career possibilities, the national registry and the life-changing work that’s being done at HKNC and beyond.
- Professional Learning
Enhance your work with the deaf-blind population. Get training in the latest techniques in person or online.
HKNC maintains a confidential national registry of people who are deaf-blind. The information we collect informs our research and program planning, and enhances our advocacy efforts.National Registry