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Ballroom At the Ben

834 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Join the Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) community for the fifty-ninth annual Louis Braille Awards!

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Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) is a nonprofit human services organization that promotes independence and self-sufficiency in individuals facing blindness or loss of vision.

Building on a history of nearly 145 years, ASB is the Philadelphia area’s largest and oldest provider of education and training services for the visually impaired. ASB fosters individualized, goal-oriented plans for its clients and works to create strong strategic partnerships with organizations within the Greater Philadelphia Area to provide additional resources and opportunities.

In its fifty-ninth year, the Louis Braille Awards honors individuals and partner organizations that have made significant contributions on behalf of those who are blind or visually impaired. ASB also honors individuals who have overcome personal challenges and made outstanding contributions to the community.

This year, the Louis Braille Awards will honor the organizations and individuals who have helped improve access and generate increased interest among our clients for the Arts in Philadelphia.

Honorary Chair:

John Orr, Executive Director, Art-Reach

Louis Braille Awardee:

Peggy Garrett, Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired Gardening Program

Community Partner Award:

Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literary Center & Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Pennsylvania Ballet

Making a Difference Award:

Denise Brine, Art Consultant

All proceeds from the Louis Braille Awards directly support our client services and will leave a long-lasting positive impact on the individuals that we serve.

“Globally, it is estimated that approximately 1.3 billion people live with some form of vision impairment.” - World Health Organization, 2018.

“Across the Delaware Valley, there are roughly 122,915 individuals who are blind or visually impaired, across all ages and genders.” - American Community Survey (ACS) 2016

For information regarding tickets, advertising or sponsorship opportunities, please contact CJ Heston, Event Coordinator at 856.304.8459 or charlesj@wittygritty.com

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