American Foundation for the Blind Announces 2013 Access Awards Call for Nominations
New York (August 20, 2012)—The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) today announced its official call for nominations for the 2013 Access Awards, which honor individuals, corporations and organizations that eliminate or substantially reduce inequities faced by people who are blind or visually impaired.
Nominations for the AFB Access Awards should illustrate an exceptional and innovative effort that has improved the lives of people with vision loss 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 national or international impact or can serve as a model for replication on a national or international level.
Letters of nomination addressing the above criteria should be emailed to Joe Strechay, AFB, 2013 Access Awards Committee, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations must be received no later than Monday, October 29, 2012. Product brochures, patent applications, and other materials of support substantiating the nomination should also be sent by the above date. Please note, materials submitted will not be returned.
The awards will be presented Friday, April 19, 2013, at the AFB Leadership Conference (formerly known as the Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute) at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Previous award recipients include Apple, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Google, Lexmark, Leader Dogs for the Blind, CBS Television, Major League Baseball and MLB.com, NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA), and Lauren Lieberman, Ph.D.
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. Headquartered in New York, AFB is proud to house the Helen Keller Archives and honor the more than 40 years that Helen Keller worked tirelessly with AFB.