• Question: Helen Keller was deaf and blind. Apparently, she ;learnt sign language but she could not hear or see so how is that possible?

    Asked by Rasheeda1124 to Andy, Diana, James, Mary, Wil on 14 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Wilhelmiina Toivo

      Wilhelmiina Toivo answered on 14 Mar 2017:


      I actually hadn’t heard of her before so I had to look it up online. Looks like she was a very determined person, I’m really impressed with her story! I think she learnt language through touch of her teacher and this is how she managed – sign language is based on hand motions so feeling them would also work.

    • Photo: Diana Kornbrot

      Diana Kornbrot answered on 14 Mar 2017:


      Yes. she definitely communicated by touch. touch languages sich as Britisg Sign Language [BSL} are as rich as spken languages
      Shew was also able to learn about the world by touch, recognizing objects and her location in space

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