She developed blind, deaf and mute as an infant from a virus. The only word she recognized was Water. She remembered it as an infant and when her teacher Annie Sullivan, placed her hand under a water pump, and "signed" the word water. Helen Keller understood. She also lived in Wrentham Mass.
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Deaf Dumb (though capable of some speech.) Blind.
Although, if you don't want to go the obvious offensive route, you can mention that she was a good writer (The Story of my Life is a great read) and that her family wanted her to become a teacher instead of a lecturer.
Being blind and deaf, she learned to read, write, and communicate. Through her tireless efforts to learn, she never gave up. After these accomplishments, she gave numerous public speeches, indeed became a teacher and opened up a whole new world to others with her same disabilities.