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Failures of Helen Keller

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Miya Bernal

on 4 December 2014

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Transcript of Failures of Helen Keller

Born in 1880 as a healthy baby
At 19 months she contracted an illness (scarlet fever or meningitis )
From this became blind and deaf

Her Life
New Education
Keller became frustrated by learning new words for specific objects.

However she did not despair. She persevered and gradually let Anne help teach her new words.
Helen Keller
Growth
Helen Keller befriended Alexander Bell who led her to the Perkins Institute for the Blind
By Yuvika, and Miya
Failures of Helen Keller
BUT
She created 60 home signs by the age of 7
The institute's director assigned Anne Sullivan, who was herself visually impaired, to become Helen's instructor
Anne became a very strong figure in Helen's life.
Formal Education
She began her formal education in Perkins Institute of the Blind and studied there until graduation at the age 24
She graduates with the bachelor of Arts degree and became the first deaf and blind person to do so
Her Achievements
She learned how to "hear" people by reading their lips by her hand
She learned how to experience music played close by feeling the vibrations.
She went on to become a world-famous author and speaker. She is remembered as an advocate for people with disabilities.
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