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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Previous Access Award Winners

2014
Fleksy
Freedom Scientific
Image Searcher
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
2013
AT&T
Best Buy/Insignia
Panasonic
Regal Entertainment
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
2012
Lauren Lieberman, Ph.D.
Leader Dogs for the Blind
Major League Baseball and MLB.com
NVDA
2011
American Council of the Blind
The CBS Television Network
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Lexmark International, Inc.
Accessible Twitter
2009
Apple, Inc.
Diagnostic Devices, Inc.
Mike May and The Sendero Group
Canada's National Broadcast Reading Service
2008
Code Factory
Lainey Feingold and Linda Dardarian
Serotek
2007
AMC Theatres®
Canon USA, Inc.
Google™
NIB's Business Leader's Program
The Center for Legal and Court Technology
2006
Blind Justice
Ski for Light®
Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and Rick Lee, HKS Architects
2005
The Lighthouse International and the National Vision Rehabilitation Association
Cingular Wireless
California State University at Northridge (CSUN) Conference on Disability
GE Interlogix Simon Home Security System
2004
Janet Barlow, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Billie Louise Bentzen, Ph.D., Accessible Design for the Blind
Lukas Franck, community instructor, The Seeing Eye
Allison Driver and Scott Strauss of the law firm Spiegel & McDiarmid
The IBM Corporation
2003
American Council of the Blind
Benetech
The Kohler Co.
The Kroger Co.
2002
ASKO Corporation
Association of American Publishers, Inc.
Bally Gaming and Systems
State Senator Harold Caskey
Time Warner Audio Books
2001
Cakewalk
California Council of the Blind
FutureForms
Jeopardy! Sony Studios
Margaret and Cody Pfanstiehl
Sun Microsystems
2000
Dancing Dots
IBM Special Needs Systems
LOccitane
Pitney Bowes Inc.
1999
Friskies PetCare Company
General Cinema Theaters
Glaxo Dermatology
Guide Dog Users for the Blind
Overbrook School for the Blind
Space Camp for Interested Blind and Visually Impaired Students
1998
Blockbuster
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M)
National Federation of the Blind (Newsline)
Pharmacia and Upjohn
SoftQuad
1997
AirTouch Cellular (now Vodafone Airtouch)
Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York
NationsBank (since acquired by Bank of America)
Michelle and Jim Stone (parents/disability activists)
1996
Arkenstone
Narrative Television Network
Sonja Wiley/Stevie Wonder (a children's book on Stevie Wonder)
Southwest Airlines
Windows access activists: Judy Brewer, Charles Crawford, Marca Bristow, Jamal Mazrui, and Bonnie O'Day
1995
Blinded Veterans Association
Raymond Kurzweil (inventor)
National Braille Association
National Easter Seal Society's Project Action
Nike
Washington State (support of the Washington State Braille Access Center)
1994
Patsi Albright and Karen Wall Toy (studied blind women and breast cancer self-examination)
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
George Kerscher/Recording for the Blind
Toy Manufacturers of America
Tupperware
Ralph Weule (BART)
1993
American Printing House for the Blind
Barnes and Noble
Descriptive Video Service
Betty and Joe Dominguez/New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped Preschool
Deborah Kendrick (blind journalist/author)
McDonald's USA
Robert Otis (accessible signage for visually impaired people)
Willa Shalit (creates sculptures for visually impaired people)
Texas Braille Bill coalition
1991
Dr. Patricia Bussen Michael Collins (Hilton/Perkins)/Scott Marshall
Diane Croft/Rami Rabby (authors of Take Charge!)
James Doherty (Talking Newspapers for the Blind)/Darrel Lauer
William F. Gallagher (AFB president/executive director)
Janice Majewski/Paula Terry (access to cultural institutions)
Dr. Mary Moore (teacher training materials for the Optacon braille display
New Mexico School for the Blind
Leon Nuvayestewa (Hopi Health Department)
David Park (National Park Service)
Dr. Virginia Sowell
Dr. Gregg Vanderheiden (Trace Research and Development Center)
Jerry Watkins (New Mexico School for the Blind)

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