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The World at Your Fingertips
Produced by: Anna Yeadell
Helen Keller said that blindness separates a person from objects, and deafness separates that person from people. Without support, encouragement and education, the world of a deaf-blind person can be an isolated one of darkness and silence. In the documentary "The World at Your Fingertips" produced by Anna Yeadell of Radio Netherlands, we visit India where more than half a million people are deaf-blind. But with the help of Sense International and the Helen Keller Institute in Mumbai, many deaf-blind children and young adults are reaching out to the world around them, widening their horizons, and fulfilling their potential. This program airs as part of the international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.

Program Credits

The World at your Fingertips was produced by Anna Yeadell of Radio Netherlands. It originally aired as part of the international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.

Resources

Links:
Sense International
Learn more about this organization, which works with deaf-blind people throughout the world.

Helen Keller International
This organization combats the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by creating programs that promote health and well being.

The National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind
Information to nuture, empower and instruct children who are deaf-blind.

Books:
A Guide to Planning and Support for Individuals Who Are Deafblind
by: John M. McInnes 1999
Leading experts in the field address the problems of parents, intervenors, and professionals who work with people who have been deaf-blind since birth or from a very early age.

Helen Keller: The Story of My Life
by: Helen Keller 2002
This deeply moving memoir, full of love and compassion for others, offers an unforgettable portrait of one of the twentieth century's most remarkable women.

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