About HKS

Introduction

Three women standing outdoors. The one on the left is laughing, the middle one is smiling into camera, and the one on the right is in profile. All are wearing sunglasses.

Giving people who are blind, visually-impaired or deaf-blind the tools to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice.

Who We Are

Since 1893, Helen Keller Services (HKS) has been committed to improving the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired or have combined hearing and vision loss.

HKS is comprised of Helen Keller Services for the Blind, a regional division serving the New York City/Long Island area, and the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults, a national division headquartered in Sands Point, New York, with a network of regional offices that extends HKS’ reach across the United States.

Our instructors provide personalized training and guidance to each individual. Our clients are true partners in the process, collaborating with staff to design training plans that are tailored to their needs and goals. Everything they learn through HKS has practical, real world applications.

One-on-one coaching, cutting-edge technology, hands-on learning and the chance to interact with people who know firsthand the challenges of living with vision or combined vision and hearing loss—it’s all part of the HKS experience.

HKS at a Glance

Employment & Internship Opportunitites

Interested in working with blind and deaf-blind individuals? Explore the possibility of joining our team.

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Accessibility Features on Our Website

Our website is designed to be inclusive. We’ve followed best practices—and we even created our own gold standards.

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Contact Us

Ask about programs for yourself or a family member, or find out more about our organization.

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