Helen Keller was not born disabled. However, a serious illness in her infancy damaged her sense of hearing as well as sight. She suffered a great deal of misery and frustration in trying to communicate with others till the age of six. Helen’s life completely changed when Anne Sullivan was appointed as her teacher. With the help of a wonderful teacher and her own determination, Helen Keller not only learnt to read and write, but also acquired the skill of communicating with the outside world by her brilliant use of words and ideas.