Who was Helen Keller? An extraordinary example of revenge on deafblindness

Helen Adams Keller was an American writer, activist and teacher, deaf-blind since the age of 19 months. Her story and that of her teacher Anne Sullivan, it is surprising and unique, for will, determination and strength, so as to have inspired several movies (Deliverance, The Unconquered, Anna dei miracoli, The Miracle Worker).
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Describe photos with words so the blind and visually impaired can see them

I recently described a photo taken by a photographer who is blind, with the aim of providing information readable by a screen redader so that other blind people can ‘see’ the picture and eventually the photographer may have feedback on what is imprinted on her shots and find out what they communicate to the observer.
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What is the shape of deafblindness?

What is this strange white thing? A stone? A shell? A bone? A sculpture? As you try to guess, I think it is very difficult to understand what it is, unless you know the name: Deafblind Shape. Maybe then you can make a more plausible hypothesis.
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Learning a foreign language. Is it possible with hearing impairment?

My mother tongue (Muttersprache, I learned today) is Italian, I speak English quite well because I began to study it in school when i was 10 (rather late though) and the teacher in high school hold me in the classroom while my friends were smoking in the bathroom during the break to teach me the exact pronunciation.
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