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Champion of the Blind 1924-1946

Helen with a little girl listening to the radio, 1938 - select for more details
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Helen with a little girl listening to the radio, 1938

Helen also convinced a major radio manufacturer to donate 250 radios to people who were blind or visually impaired. This was part of a 1929 AFB campaign that distributed over 3,750 radios.

Did you know that "Talking Books" were the very first audio versions of books? They were developed at AFB in 1932. People who are blind can still get them for free from the Library of Congress. In 1935, Helen went to a Senate hearing in Washington, D.C., to make sure that government funds were put aside for this and other programs. Even though Helen couldn't hear, she knew that sound could help educate other people.

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Helen at AFB, testing a communication device for the deaf-blind, around 1950

Helen Keller, President Herbert Hoover, and international delegates outside the White House, 1932

Helen with a little girl listening to the radio, 1938

Helen at the typewriter, Polly Thomson standing beside her, 1933

Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy

Helen touches the face of a wounded soldier at a hospital in North Carolina, 1945




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