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We believe that accessibility benefits everyone.

Individuals who are blind, have low vision or are DeafBlind have demonstrated resilience and the ability to adjust, persevering through each new obstacle that comes their way during the pandemic. This past year, we've witnessed progress towards greater accessibility and inclusivity through virtual and in-person services. Accessibility has become a foundational value of HKS and a priority of our organization. We strive to ensure our products, services and facilities are usable by as many people as possible, including children and adults with disabilities.

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Independence. Empowerment. Equity.

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Help create greater AccessAbility for all

With equal access, people who are blind, have low vision, or are DeafBlind can unlock their inner Ability.

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Make a Gift. Make a Difference.

Your gift to Helen Keller Services makes it possible for us to give people who have low vision, are blind or DeafBlind access to the training, technology and support that can help them to live their best lives.

At Helen Keller Services for the Blind and the Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youths and Adults, we create individualized training programs tailored to the unique needs and goals of each person. Our clients and students work one-on-one with experts in the rehabilitation field to develop skills and strategies that will help them in every area of their daily lives—from managing their homes to traveling safely to succeeding on the job to communicating with loved ones. Our mission is to give them the tools to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice. And you can be a part of that.

The work we do at Helen Keller Services not only helps the individuals we work with, but makes a positive impact on families, businesses and the community as a whole. Below are some of the amazing and inspiring stories that came from students who benefitted greatly from the services they received from Helen Keller Services.

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HKSB Success Story

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HKSB Success Story: Jesus' ExploreAbility Transformation

Jesus, a student of Helen Keller Services for the Blind's ExploreAbility program has shown so much growth over the last two years.

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HKNC Success Story

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HKNC Success Story: Adam's Career Journey Begins

Adam, a student of Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) shares how his career journey was shaped with the help of the amazing staff at HKNC!

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Planned Giving

A planned gift can give you the best of both worlds, enabling you to support the life-changing work that’s happening at HKS while providing financial benefits for yourself or your family.

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Give When You Shop

Every time you shop on Amazon.com or other participating vendors' websites you can make a donation to HKS at no cost to you.

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Did You Know

83¢
of every dollar donated to HKS goes directly to programs for blind or deaf-blind individuals.
50
children attended Camp Helen Keller thanks to our generous donors.
640
people participated in Helen's Run/Walk.

Special Events

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Have fun while doing something good for others! Support HKS by attending our fundraising events. You’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the people whose lives you’ve touched and make some great memories. From Helen’s Run/Walk to the fall gala to the annual golf classic, you’re sure to find something that’s just your style. 

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Success Stories

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Miriam's Success Story

Miriam talks about her success while at HKNC

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News

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Breast Cancer Walk 2021

Health & Wellness Program held their Breast Cancer Walk on World Sight Day at our Islandia location.

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Volunteering

Donate Your Time

Over 200 generous people regularly lend their time and talents to HKS, but we are always in need of more volunteers to help us make a difference in our students’ lives.

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