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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

AFB Events and Awards

AFB Leadership Conference (AFBLC)

The AFB Leadership Conference (previously known as the Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute) seeks to improve the quality of programs and services to blind and visually impaired children and adults. AFBLC provides a forum in which leadership personnel, in both education and rehabilitation, have the opportunity to increase their awareness of student and client needs, expand their knowledge, refine leadership skills, and share concerns and strategies.

The Migel Medal, Access Awards, Corinne Kirchner Research Award, Gallagher Award, and Stephen Garff Marriott Award are presented at the AFB Leadership Conference.

Helen Keller Achievement Awards

The Helen Keller Achievement Awards were established by AFB in 1994 to acknowledge Keller's extraordinary efforts and promote the notable achievements of individuals and organizations that have improved the quality of life for people with disabilities.

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