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Following in the footsteps of Helen Keller and Harry Truman: My Father’s Path to Becoming a Change Agent


Don Wedewer’s journey to national prominence as an advocate for those with vision loss was sparked by brief but life-changing encounters with two iconic figures, Helen Keller and Harry Truman. Listeners will take a journey from those moments to the pioneering and transformative initiatives he led to open opportunities for those with vision loss--lessons from which remain relevant today.


  • Participants will gain a historical perspective on innovations in the rehabilitation field as an aid to guiding decision-making going forward.
  • Participants will learn how persistence brings about hope.
  • Participants will gain a renewed appreciation of the criticality of support systems in becoming a change agent.

This session was presented on December 1, 2021 by Harry E. Wedewer.