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
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 founded Duxbury Systems, the company responsible for 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 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 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 email@example.com.
Take a look at photos from last year's gala!