Helen Keller Achievement Awards

The American Foundation for the Blind established the Helen Keller Achievement Awards in 1994 to recognize the exceptional contributions of Helen Keller and to honor individuals and organizations that have significantly improved the lives of people with disabilities.

Explore more about the HKAA, including information on the 2023 awardees.

AFB Leadership Conference (AFBLC)

The Migel Medal, Corinne Kirchner Research Award, and Llura Gund Leadership Award are presented at the AFB Leadership Conference.

The AFB Leadership Conference (previously known as the Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute) seeks to improve the quality of programs and services for blind and visually impaired children and adults. AFBLC provides a forum in which leaders from various fields—including research, technology, education, corporations, health, and government organizations—can expand their knowledge of best practices, refine leadership skills, identify inclusion practices that work, and share concerns and strategies.