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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 2016 Migel Medals

Nominations for the 2015 Migel Medals are currently being accepted.

Professional Award nominees should be those whose career work significantly affects services to people with vision loss on a national level. Prospective candidates include, but are not limited to, professionals with specific training and expertise in education, rehabilitation, assistive technology, vision rehabilitation, personnel preparation, administration or related fields. They may work in the public or private sector and their work should span several years.

Lay/Volunteer Award nominees can be volunteers or professionals not employed within the blindness and visual impairment field whose efforts have supported or extended service to people with vision loss. Professionals from these disciplines may include, but are not limited to, those who develop assistive technology equipment and software, health care devices, and improved medical services.

Nominations for AFB's Migel Medals are due by Friday, October 2, 2015, and should be e-mailed to Scott Truax, Program Manager FamilyConnect at struax@afb.net.

Nominators should send a one-page description of the nominee and his/her accomplishments, or fill out our online nomination form at www.afb.org/MigelNomination. You must also submit two letters of recommendation with the nomination.

2015 Migel Medal Award Recipients

Judy Brewer
Gaylen Kapperman, Ed.D.
Rosanne Silberman, Ed.D.
Read the full announcement for more information.

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
struax@afb.net

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