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State of South Carolina: Governor's Proclamation for Deaf-Blind

State of South Carolina

Governor's Proclamation for Deaf-Blind

WHEREAS, the combine loss of vision and hearing, one of the most severe of all disabilities, affects more then one million in the United States; and

WHEREAS, Helen Keller was one of the most accomplished, respected, and reknowned Americans who was deaf-blind; and

WHEREAS, encouraging the full participation of Americans with multi-sensory disabilities by furthering employment, housing, and recreational options for people who are deaf-blind helps maximize their opportunities for a productive life in the community of their choice; and

WHEREAS, today, people who are deaf-blind are attending college, participating in social activities, managing their everyday lives, and actively engaging in their communities through employment and civic involvement; and

WHEREAS, Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week calls attention to the abilities and potential of individuals who are deaf-blind or severely vision and hearing impaired while recognizing Helen Keller as a guiding example of courage, hope, determination, and achievement.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Henry McMaster Governor of the great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim June 25 - July 1, 2017, as


throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to recognize the many contributions made by people who are deaf-blind in communities across the Palmetto State.

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