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100 Years of Impact

AFB advocates for better policies that promote accessibility, equity, and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired. Join us in creating a culture of inclusion at work, at school, and in our communities.

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Centennial Conversations

Making Money Work—Including Disability in the Financial Equation

AFB is closing out its Centennial Conversations with a panel discussion on the importance of including disability when tackling diversity, equity, and financial inclusion. Join us for a live Q&A after the panel's conversation.

Inclusion, Intersectionality, and the Future of Work

The archived recording and transcript are now available for this robust discussion about what the future of work might look like, especially for people who are blind or have low vision.

The Power of Gratitude and Joy

During this live Q&A with Rebecca Alexander, an award-winning author, psychotherapist, group fitness instructor, disability advocate, and extreme athlete who is almost completely blind and deaf due to Usher Syndrome type III, Rebecca shared her perspective on resilience, gratitude, and joy, especially in these difficult times.

Archived Events

Portraits of Christine Ha, Marcus Roberts, Dr. Hoby Wedler, and Russell Shaffer around the text: Dinner and Music for a Historic Celebration. AFB100. Inclusion Knows No Limits

Dinner and Music for a Historic Celebration

MasterChef, TV host, and cookbook author Christine Ha; chemist, entrepreneur, and wine expert Dr. Hoby Wedler; and jazz pianist and composer Marcus Roberts discuss food, wine, music, creativity, and pursuing your dreams.

Join us for the YouTube Premiere of Art of Inclusion: AFB100 Concert & Celebration. Images from left to right: Amadou & Mariam, Haben Girma, Kirk Adams, Aloe Blacc, Sean Allan Krill, Marcus Roberts, Jennah Bell, and Matthew Whitaker

The Art of Inclusion

You can still catch the replay of our March concert, co-hosted by Haben Girma and our own president and CEO Kirk Adams, Ph.D., with performances by Amadou & Mariam, Marcus Roberts, Matthew Whitaker, Sean Allan Krill, Jennah Bell, Aloe Blacc, and students from the New York Institute for Special Education Choir.

AFB 100. Inclusion knows no limits. Matthew Whitaker, a young black man wearing dark glasses and a grey turtleneck sweater sits in front of and is leaning onto a piano.

The Inclusive Power of Music

Matthew Whitaker is a phenomenal multi-instrumentalist and the first blind person to be accepted into Juilliard's jazz studies program. Join us as he discusses his passion for music and the technology that makes sharing his talent possible with AFB's Melody Goodspeed.

Archived Conversations

Blind and Visually Impaired Women in Leadership

In recognition of Women’s History Month and the incredible leadership of Helen Keller, our most famous advocate, AFB hosted a panel discussion on “Blind and Visually Impaired Women in Leadership," featuring a diverse group of visually impaired women in leadership roles.

The AFB Centennial Book Club: Blind and Low Vision Authors Tell Their Stories

Authors discuss how we can ensure greater representation in publishing, and what trends they are seeing in terms of inclusion both in the publishing space and in terms of accurate representation. We also got the lowdown on what they're currently reading.

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