DeafBlind Awareness Week 2021
The theme this year is: DeafBlind Employees Can Help Businesses Grow with Unique Insights and Perspectives. TrailBlazer, BigThinker, GoGetter, DeafBlind
The essence of the message is that 2020 was a landmark year for improvements in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I), and disabled individuals have seen benefits of this progress. Talented employees who are DeafBlind are more than doing their part to assist companies grow. A recent study provided by Accenture, Getting Equal 2018: The Disability Inclusion Advantage, found that businesses employing individuals with disabilities achieved, on average, 28% higher revenue, 30% greater economic profit margins and twice the net income of their industry peers. Learn more by visiting www.helenkeller.org/hknc.
HKNC is the only national agency that provides information, referral, support and a comprehensive vocational and rehabilitation program exclusively to youths and adults who have a combined hearing and vision loss, to their families and the professionals who work with them.
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 meaningful week.Ronald Reagan’s proclamation in Word formatRonald Reagan’s proclamation in PDF format