American Foundation for the Blind Announces Call for Nominations for 2011 Access Awards
NEW YORK (September 15, 2010)—Today, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced the invitation for nominations for its 2011 Access Awards. The Access Awards honor individuals, corporations, and organizations that are eliminating or substantially reducing inequities faced by people who are blind or visually impaired. Some of the previous award recipients include Apple, Inc., Google, Code Factory, Ski for Light®, and Canon USA, Inc. The awards will be presented on Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute at the downtown Seattle Renaissance Hotel.
Nominations for the AFB Access Awards should illustrate an exceptional and innovative effort that has improved the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired by enhancing access to information, the environment, technology, education, or employment, including making mainstream products and services accessible. The effort should be one that has a national impact or can be a model for replication on a national level. Additional information about the Access Awards and past honorees can be found on AFB's web site.
Letters of nomination addressing the above criteria should be e-mailed to: Marc Grossman, AFB, 2011 Access Awards Committee, email@example.com.
Nominations must be received no later than Friday, October 29, 2010. Product brochures, patent applications, and other materials of support substantiating the nomination should also be sent by the above date. Materials submitted in support of a nomination will not be returned.
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The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss. AFB's priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources. AFB is also proud to house the Helen Keller Archives and honor the more than forty years that Helen Keller worked tirelessly with AFB. For more information visit us online at www.afb.org.