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DeafBlind Awareness Week is Coming: June 26 – July 2, 2022

Plans are underway for this year’s celebration of Helen Keller DeafBlind Awareness Week, June 26 to July 2, 2022, which focuses on “Diversity and Inclusion: Creativity and innovation are built upon a diverse group of perspectives.” The DeafBlind Awareness Week advocacy campaign has been commemorated each year since 1984, when President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation to recognize the occasion. The 2022 celebration aims to increase awareness and spread the word about the achievements of people who are DeafBlind and to communicate the message that those who are DeafBlind have “learned to shift their perspective to create greater accessibility and choices for all.” To carry out the campaign, HKNC (the Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youth and Adults) offers a number of educational and promotional materials. These materials, which can be downloaded from the HKNC website, include a poster, cover letter, suggested activities, and more. To learn more and to access these materials, visit the webpage for DeafBlind Awareness Week 2022.