Synopsis by Alice Day
After losing both her sight and her hearing as a young child, Helen Keller refused to accept her fate. Her story has been an inspiration to the deaf and blind, as well as to millions who find strength in her ability to transcend daunting obstacles. Keller attended Radcliffe, and, with the help of Anne Sullivan Macy and Polly Thompson, became a spokesperson for the handicapped and women. Her support of Braille helped to make it the standard for a system of printed text for the blind. Famous Americans of the 20th Century: Story of Helen Keller provides information on other achievements of this remarkable woman.
blindness [physical], child, deaf-mute, deafness, handicap, inspiration, spokesperson, woman