Back Helen Keller
Helen Keller was born in America in 1880. At the age of 19 an illness made her both deaf and blind – this meant that she couldn’t see or hear things.

After many months of work, Helen was taught to communicate by spelling words into her hand and in 1904 became the first deaf blind person to get a university degree.

She then spent her life speaking to people about her courage and raising money for the American Foundation for the Blind. This charity helps blind people by teaching them how to: stay safe when outside, cook meals and read Braille writing.