Previous Access Award Winners
Joint award: American Printing House for the Blind, Orbit Research, and Texas Instruments
Image Searcher, Inc.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
- Lauren Lieberman, Ph.D.
Leader Dogs for the Blind
Major League Baseball and MLB.com
- The CBS Television Network
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Lexmark International, Inc.
- Apple, Inc.
Diagnostic Devices, Inc.
Mike May and The Sendero Group
Canada's National Broadcast Reading Service
- Code Factory
Lainey Feingold and Linda Dardarian
- AMC Theatres®
Canon USA, Inc.
NIB's Business Leader's Program
The Center for Legal and Court Technology
- Blind Justice
Ski for Light®
Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and Rick Lee, HKS Architects
- The Lighthouse International and the National Vision Rehabilitation Association
California State University at Northridge (CSUN) Conference on Disability
GE Interlogix Simon Home Security System
- 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
- American Council of the Blind
The Kohler Co.
The Kroger Co.
Association of American Publishers, Inc.
Bally Gaming and Systems
State Senator Harold Caskey
Time Warner Audio Books
California Council of the Blind
Jeopardy! Sony Studios
Margaret and Cody Pfanstiehl
IBM Special Needs Systems
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Friskies PetCare Company
General Cinema Theaters
Guide Dog Users for the Blind
Overbrook School for the Blind
Space Camp for Interested Blind and Visually Impaired Students
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M)
National Federation of the Blind (Newsline)
Pharmacia and Upjohn
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)
Narrative Television Network
Sonja Wiley/Stevie Wonder (a children's book on Stevie Wonder)
Windows access activists: Judy Brewer, Charles Crawford, Marca Bristow, Jamal Mazrui, and Bonnie O'Day
Blinded Veterans Association
Raymond Kurzweil (inventor)
National Braille Association
National Easter Seal Society's Project Action
Washington State (support of the Washington State Braille Access Center)
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
Ralph Weule (BART)
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)
Robert Otis (accessible signage for visually impaired people)
Willa Shalit (creates sculptures for visually impaired people)
Texas Braille Bill coalition
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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