Helen Keller Accomplishments

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Helen Keller

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart" (Helen Keller). You shouldn't ever stop yourself from achieving what you want. A disability should never stop you from doing anything. Look at Helen Keller for an example, she was both deaf and blind. That didn’t stop her from learning how to communicate different ways and to help others. Helen Keller is considered one of Americas heroes. Her history and background is unique, her accomplishments are important, and the legacy she continues to leave behind is important to deaf and/or blind people.

Helen Keller was very young when she became deaf and blind. She wasn’t born with these challenges, but she was to
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Though she was deaf and blind she managed to learn many skills and was very successful. Helen was accepted into Radcliffe College in Boston, Massachusetts. In college she wrote one of her many books called "The Story of My Life." This book was published in 1903. The book was an autobiography dealing with her early life and experiences with her teacher/friend, Anne Sullivan. After Helen graduated college in 1904 she became very interested in helping out others with disabilities just like her. According to Helen Keller's Story of My Life, "Historically, people who were blind and/or deaf were confined to mental asylums and Keller was influential in bringing this horrendous act to an end"(Hermann). By putting this to an end it helped many others became more successful and got a better education. Helens next accomplishment was trying to raise awareness for better education for the handicapped. According to A World of Words, "After college, Keller's attention turned to public service, and she set out to raise awareness of the plight of the handicapped"(Shattuck). This helped handicaps get better education throughout the world such as North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. With many struggles, Helen was able to make many accomplishments and helped many people out throughout the
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