Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was an
American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf & blind
person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne
Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language,
allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known
through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthday
on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by President
Jimmy Carter in 1980, the 100th anniversary of her birth. A prolific author, Keller
was well-travelled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party
of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women's suffrage,
labor rights, socialism, and other radical left causes. She was inducted into the
Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 1971.
Mata Sundri College has 4 visually impaired students and 1 faculty. The college
has 5 physically impaired students. The College management has shown a keen interest
in working for these students and is constantly engaged in providing various facilities
to these students to allow them to mix with other students and to study in a comfortable
and better environment.
Library has maintained a Hellen Keller Unit for Visually impaired users which comprises of:
Future Plans include Ramp to reach the library and Signs, symbols and texts in braille
to make the library easily accessible to the special students.