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Helen's Big World: The Life Of Helen Keller

18 minutes 2 seconds

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When Helen Keller was 19 months old, an illness took away her sight and speech. Even though, she was surrounded by silence and darkness, she tried to make up signs to communicate with her parents. But her failure to make them understand turned into outbursts, and Annie Sullivan came to work with Helen when she was seven years old. Helen learned sign language and Braille. She also learned to write with a pencil, read lips, speak, and to experience the world with enthusiasm. Based on the children's book by Doreen Rappaport.

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Runtime: 18 minutes 2 seconds

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Viewer Comments

  • Tiny deaf intrep
    Anonymous (Hamlin, WV)
    May 3rd, 2023 at 10:08 AM

    Gives interpreters the insight on how things started, and how to adjust to the Deaf/HH individuals.

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    Dorothy M H. (Baltimore, MD)
    March 5th, 2020 at 11:48 AM

    The "Big Words" series by Doreen Rapport is an excellent elementary level introduction to biographies and producing the titles in an accessible visual media improves student comprehension. Please continue to add more of these high-quality elementary level biographies to the DCMP collections.

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    Anonymous (Northampton, MA)
    October 27th, 2016 at 01:34 PM

    Lovely story and illustrations. Very much enjoyed.

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    Anonymous (Jersey City, NJ)
    October 11th, 2016 at 03:16 PM

    We were very pleased and happy to have this type of media available to the blind population. Thank you for all your work!