Helen Keller

A Blind and Deaf Woman

Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama on June 27 1880. She was the first daughter born to Arthur H Keller and Katherine Adams Keller. In 1882, Helen had contracted an illness that was called brain fever. She lost both her sight and hearing when she was just 18 months old. In 1886, they met with Dr. Julian Chisolm. After examining Helen, Chisolm recommended her to see Alexander Graham Bell ( the person that invented the telephone). He told Helen to meet with Anne Sullivan. Anne then was her teacher that teach her touch lip reading, Braille, speech, typing, finger spelling and words to her without saying anything. Sometimes Helen would get frustrated when Anne is trying to teach her. When Helen grew up, she worked with people who had disabilities. When the American Federation for blind was established in 1921, Helen had an effective national outlet for her efforts. Helen Keller died on June 1, 1968 in Easton Connecticut. People still remember Helen Keller today.