DeafBlind Awareness Week 2021

Introduction

A young woman with long box braids wearing a grey round necked shirt and a dark pink jacket sits at a desk smiling at the camera and holding a cell phone in front of her.  Her left eye is almost completely closed.  Behind her is a window and green plant.

June 27th to July 3rd, 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 DeafBlind 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.  

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DeafBlind Awareness poster PDF, Cover Letter and Suggested Activities

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