National Braille Press Gala

If you cannot attend tonight’s National Braille Press Million Laughs for Literacy Gala, you can listen to it live on ACB Radio beginning at 6:45 PM Eastern hosted by Rick Morin and NBP’s own Chris Devin.
The Gala will feature:
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 o

Joe Sullivan and Deane Blazie

Joe Sullivan 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 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.
Throughout the Gala, the broadcast will feature interviews Of Brian Mac Donald, Haban Girma, Deane Blazie and others.
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.

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