Established by AFB in 1994, the Helen Keller Achievement Awards celebrate and promote the notable achievements of individuals and organizations that have improved the quality of life for people with disabilities.

For over 40 years, Helen Keller was AFB’s leading ambassador, inspiring millions of people around the world as she demonstrated all that can be accomplished through determination and perseverance. AFB continues to honor her legacy by recognizing exceptional organizations and individuals, from industry, education, and the arts, who have distinguished themselves in pursuit of expanding possibilities and creating a world of no limits for those who are blind or have low vision.

Each year, the Helen Keller Achievement Awards are given to companies and individuals. We have honored companies such as Apple, JPMorgan Chase, Google, and Netflix, among others. This award has also been bestowed on some of our most notable blind individuals, including Stevie Wonder, Washington State Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, and architect Chris Downey. For 2023, by honoring, celebrating, and publicizing the work of Charter Communications and the Honorable Anthony (‘Tony’) Coelho, it is our sincere hope that others will follow their lead and commit to ensuring equal access and opportunity for people living with disabilities.

Event Information

The Helen Keller Achievement Award celebration will be held at Hyatt Regency Crystal City, in Arlington, Virginia on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. AFB looks forward to you joining us to celebrate these amazing leaders.

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
6:00pm - 9:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm - Cocktail Reception

7:00pm - 8:00pm - Program/Awards

8:00pm - 9:00pm - Dessert Reception

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