Deaf-Blind Awareness Week 2020
We are celebrating Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week from June 21st to June 27th.
The theme this year is DEAF-BLIND. AND THRIVING.
Image description: A screenshot of a zoom call with a woman in the center in a larger box. There are 5 other people in smaller squares across the top of the page. The words beneath the pictures says, "Of all the obstacles people who are deaf-blind overcome, misconceptions don't have to be one of them."
The essence of the message is that of all the obstacles people who are deaf-blind overcome, misconceptions don’t have to be one of them. Not only do people who are deaf-blind thrive in the workplace, they make their workplaces thrive too. Companies with people who are deaf-blind experience an increase in productivity, a boost in company morale, and are nearly twice as likely to be innovative. So forget everything you think you know about people who are deaf-blind and experience their positive impact for yourself. Learn how at helenkeller.org/hknc.
HKNC is the only national agency that provides information, referral, support and comprehensive training exclusively to youths and adults who have a combined hearing and vision loss, their families and the professionals who work with them.
Links to General Information on deaf-blindness:
- American Association of the Deaf-Blind: http://www.aadb.org/
- Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults: www.helenkeller.org/hknc
- National Center on Deaf-Blindness: https://nationaldb.org/
- World Federation of the DeafBlind: http://www.wfdb.eu/
For more information, contact:
Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults
141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050
How did Deaf-Blind Awareness week come about?
This national advocacy campaign has been held each year since 1984 when President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation in recognition of this special week.Click here for Ronald Reagan’s proclamation in Word formatClick here for Ronald Reagan’s proclamation in PDF formatClick here for a Sample Proclamation in Word formatClick here for a Sample Proclamation in PDF format