Engage in Dialogue Sparked by the Flatten Inaccessibility and Access Engagement Reports

Zoom https://unh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UQw6Tq_DTLafGyiIEZ7biA?fbclid=IwAR1gZUC0PiIjjhoOckHpi4p9VVySUWkvWpX6V51b2eavQB_v52WtnXGX_mw

The Flatten Inaccessibility report examined the impact of COVID-19 on 1,921 adults with visual impairments and the Access and Engagement survey examined the impact of COVID-19 on the education of 455 children and 1,028 teachers of students with visual impairments and orientation and mobility specialists. These reports contain a wealth of information on timely topics important to those with...

Dinner and Music for a Historic Occasion

Online

Join us for a conversation with MasterChef winner, cookbook author, and restaurateur Christine Ha; entrepreneur and wine expert Dr. Hoby Wedler; and jazz pianist and composer Marcus Roberts as they discuss food, wine, music, creativity, and pursuing your dreams. Russell Shaffer, Senior Director of Global Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Walmart will facilitate the engaging conversation. The event will stream for...

The Art of Inclusion: AFB100 Concert & Celebration

Online

Our centennial celebration continues March 4 with the “Art of Inclusion” concert and gala, featuring a star-studded cast of artists and leaders committed to equity and inclusion! The gala will be co-hosted by Haben Girma, author of the best-selling memoir Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law; and AFB President and CEO Kirk Adams, Ph.D. Featuring music...

Women in Leadership: A Conversation About the Intersection of Gender and Visual Impairment

Online

Our own Neva Fairchild will be moderating the discussion and there will be a live Q&A opportunity. The panelists have deep expertise in politics, corporations, small businesses, and nonprofits and we hope teachers and students and corporate partners alike will all take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about the key issues facing visually...

AFB Centennial Conversation with Matthew Whitaker: 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. You won't want to miss this joyful conversation! Attendees will have the opportunity to...

Free

Building the Next Generation of Blind Leaders: A Blind Leaders Development Program Roundup

Online

Since launching the Blind Leaders Development Program in 2020, we at the American Foundation for the Blind are pleased to have made great strides forward despite the unprecedented challenges of the last year and a half. The inaugural cohort not only successfully navigated the launch of a fledgling program but did so during the tumultuous period of...