Helen Keller Communication Day
The RNZFB and Deafblind New Zealand Inc celebrated the achievements of the deafblind community on Wednesday 27 June by holding community events in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin to mark Helen Keller Communication Day.
Find out more about the inspiring lives led by our deafblind members, by reading the following four stories:
- Terry, NZ’s only sign language rapper.
- Carl, a successful painter and deafblind advocate.
- Amanda, a student of Architecture.
- Warren, a solo dad to three teenagers.
Helen Keller Communication Day is observed around the world on 27 June in honour of the renowned deafblind American author, political activist and advocate for deafblind people’s rights. Helen Keller was an inspiration in her lifetime and her words and actions continue to provide encouragement and motivation to members of the deafblind community today.
On 27 June 2012, at the Helen Keller Communication Day event in Auckland, this incredible film was made: