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American Foundation for the Blind Announces 2017 Access and Schloss Award Winners.
Bridge Multimedia, Computers for the Blind, United Airlines Named Access Winners; Bernadette Kappen Named Schloss Recipient
NEW YORK (January 23, 2017)—The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is proud to announce that Bridge Multimedia, Computers for the Blind and United Airlines will be honored with 2017 Access Awards for their commitment to innovation and access for all. In addition, Bernadette Kappen, Ph.D., executive director of the New York Institute for Special Education, has been named the Irving P. Schloss Advocacy Award recipient.
“Each year, the Access Awards highlight those organizations that have gone above and beyond to expand possibilities for the more than 20 million Americans with vision loss,” said Kirk Adams, president and CEO of AFB. “By creating innovative solutions and opportunities that level the playing field for those with visual disabilities, these companies are creating access for millions of Americans. It is also my sincere pleasure to recognize Bernadette Kappen, who has dedicated her life to ensuring access to quality education for countless students with visual impairments, with the Schloss Award.”
The Access Awards honor individuals, corporations and organizations that eliminate or substantially reduce inequities faced by people with vision loss. Previous award recipients include Apple, Inc., Google, Microsoft, Comcast, AT&T and Major League Baseball. The Irving P. Schloss Award is given to recognize a tremendous legacy of advocacy work on behalf of individuals with vision loss. The awards will be presented to the recipients during a reception on March 3 at the AFB Leadership Conference in Arlington, Va.
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