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for the Blind

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AFB Migel Medal Awards

The AFB Migel Medal—the highest honor in the blindness field—was established in 1937 by the late M.C. Migel, the first chairperson of AFB, to honor professionals and volunteers whose dedication and achievements have improved the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired.

Call for Nominations for 2015 Migel Medals

Nominations for AFB's Migel Medals are due by Friday, October 3, 2014, and should be e-mailed to Scott Truax, Program Manager FamilyConnect at

Nominators should send a one-page description of the nominee and his/her accomplishments, or fill out our online nomination form. You must also submit two letters of recommendation with the nomination. Learn more about the criteria for nomination.

2014 Migel Medal Award Recipients

James Kesteloot
Oral Miller
Read the full announcement for more information.

2013 Migel Medal Award Recipients

Kay Ferrell, Ph.D., professor of special education at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley
Jim Fruchterman, founder, president, and CEO of Benetech

2012 Migel Medal Award Recipients

Kathleen Mary Huebner, Ph.D.
George Kerscher, Ph.D.
Read the full announcement for more information.

For questions, please contact:

Scott Truax

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