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22nd Annual Helen Keller Achievement Awards

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Did you know that for the first time ever, the Helen Keller Achievement Awards (HKAA) will take place the night before the AFB Leadership Conference? This special event brings together leaders from the business, government, health care, and entertainment sectors to celebrate organizations and individuals committed to accessibility and inclusion. The 2018 celebration will be held on Wednesday, April 4, at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, CA. Our 2018 recipients are Haben Girma, a disability rights lawyer and the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and the tech giants Facebook and Microsoft. Tickets and tables are available by contacting Suzette Williams at

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  • Facebook
  • Haben Girma
  • Microsoft

For more information on the 2018 honorees, please see the press release in the AFB Press Room.

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 quality of life for people with disabilities.

April 4, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

Proceeds from this stellar fundraising gala will enable us to continue to provide our vital programs and services that remove barriers, create opportunities, and expand possibilities for people with vision loss. Your generous support is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Past awardees include leaders from business such as Apple, AT&T, Comcast, and JPMorgan Chase, as well as giants from the performing arts including Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Patty Duke.

AFB is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

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