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Helen at AFB, testing a communication device for the deaf-blind, around 1950
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In 1924, Helen joined the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), the country's leading advocate for people who are blind or visually impaired. For the next 44 years, she was an ambassador for AFB. She toured the United States, developing support for programs that help blind people.
In the video here, Helen tests a device that will help people who are deaf and blind communicate with those who can see and hear. Helen is at the AFB headquarters in New York City. She sits between M. Robert Barnett, AFB's executive director, and Polly Thomson, her companion.