Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. In 1882, she fell ill and was struck blind, deaf and mute. Beginning in 1887, Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, helped her make tremendous progress with her ability to communicate, and Keller went on to college, graduating in 1904.
Braille was invented by a man named Louis Braille in 1922 who wished to help blind people have the chance to read just like everyone else. Today, it is possible for just about anything in print to be published in Braille
Jose Feliciano has influenced popular music for more than two generations, a presence that has bridged musical styles in a way that has never been equaled. Jose Feliciano is recognized as the first Latin Artist to cross over into the English music market.
Ray Charles was a pioneer of soul music, integrating R&B, gospel, pop and country to create hits like “Unchain My Heart,” “Hit the Road Jack” and “Georgia on My Mind.” A blind genius, he is considered one of the greatest artists of all time.
Born prematurely on May 13, 1950, in Saginaw, Michigan, Stevie Wonder was blinded by ROP during a time in the U.S. before doctors knew and understood the diagnosis and treatment for this horrific disease, which blinded thousands of American children in the 1950s.
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