Helen Keller

Age: 87
Disability: Deaf & Blind/Scarlet Fever
Location: Easton, CT

About Helen

My name is Helen Keller. At 19 months old, I contracted an illness that left me blind and deaf, but I didn’t let that stop me. I became an author, political activist, and lecturer, graduating from Harvard with a BA. I learned how to accommodate my disability by communicating with people through vibrations and sign language. I have traveled to 25 different countries giving motivational speeches and deaf people’s conditions.


  • Engraving Apprentice
  • Perkins Institute for the Blind
  • Wright-Humason School of the Deaf
  • Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • The Cambridge School for Young Ladies
  • Radcliffe College of Harvard University 
    Bachelor of Arts


  • Author
    • The Frost King (1891)
    • The Story of My Life (1903)
    • The World I Live In (1908)
    • My Religion (1927)
  • Political Activist
  • Lecturer


  • Perkins Institute for the Blind
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Helen Keller International
  • Socialist Party


  • Braille
  • Personal Companion
  • Handicap-Accessible Bathrooms
  • Seeing-Eye Dog