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A Million Laughs for Literacy Gala


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Friday, October 28, 2016
Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
425 Summer Street, Boston, MA, 02210
6-7pm Reception and Silent Auction
7-9:30pm Program and Dinner

Purchase your tickets here!

Can't make it to the gala?
Here's how to LISTEN LIVE!

Haben Girma

Special Guest Speaker, Haben Girma

An internationally acclaimed accessibility leader, Haben Girma has earned recognition as a White House "Champion of Change", Forbes 30 under 30 leader, and BBC Women of Africa Hero. The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben champions equal access to information for people with disabilities. She has been honored by President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, and many others.

Celebrating legendary visionaries
in the accessibility field and our
2016 Hands On! Awardees

Joe Sullivan and Deane Blazie

Joe Sullivan Dean Blazie

Joe Sullivan (pictured, left) is the president of Duxbury Systems and the chief architect of the original Duxbury Braille Translator software-the premier platform that transcribes the printed word to braille. Joe's work is the foundation for how NBP has been producing braille materials since the 1970s.

Deane Blazie (pictured, right) revolutionized Braille technology with the creation of the Braille 'n Speak with his firm Blazie Engineering. Deane has been an eminent force in the development of NBP's own braille notetaker, the B2G, launched this year.

Jack Gallagher

Featuring comedian
Jack Gallagher

Jack is a legendary stand-up comedian and his work on network television includes his own ABC sitcom Bringing up Jack as well as a recurring role on the HBO Original Series Curb Your Enthusiasm. A favorite of talk/variety show hosts and audiences, over the years, Jack has made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno as well as Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

To learn how you can sponsor the gala and support Braille literacy please contact Joe Quintanilla, VP of Development, at (617) 425-2415 or

Take a look at photos from last year's gala!

Purchase your tickets here!

Want to learn more about this year's gala and
Mobile Auction launching on October 17th?

Get a head start on bidding on some fantastic items from signed celebrity memorabilia, Red Sox tickets, a weekend in Newport, and a chance to see Josh Groban on Broadway!

Learn more on our BiddingforGood homepage!

Photo of a signed Josh Groban program book

How to listen to the Gala LIVE on ACB Radio:
  1. Go to to access the stream via your computer
  2. Go to for instructions on how to access via your Victor Reader Stream
  3. Download the ACB Link app from the App Store for your iOS device. Select the Radio tab, then ACB Radio Streams, and then ACB Radio Live Event.
  4. You can listen to ACB Radio with an ordinary telephone. Call 605-475-8130, and then select Option 6.




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