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American Council of the Blind Announces Winners of the 2015 Audio Description Awards

American Council of the Blind

WASHINGTON , DC, USA, July 21, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The American Council of the Blind (ACB) proudly announces the winners of the 2015 Achievement Awards in Audio Description, an initiative of the Council’s Audio Description Project (ADP).

In conjunction with ACB’s 54th annual conference and convention in Dallas, TX, the awards were presented at a plenary session of the conference.

The prestigious awards included:

- Achievement in Audio Description – Performing Arts: Jesse Minkert, Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences - Seattle, WA

- Achievement in Audio Description – Media: Netflix – Los Gatos, CA

- Achievement in Audio Description – Museums: Meadows Museum of Art / Southern Methodist University – Dallas, TX

- Achievement in Audio Description – International: Anne Hornsby, Mind’s Eye – Bolton, United Kingdom

- Special Recognition Achievement in Audio Description: Sebastian Andrade-Miles - Glendale, CO

- Dr. Margaret R. Pfanstiehl Memorial Achievement Award in Audio Description – Research and Development: Accessible Media, Inc. “AMI Player” – Toronto, Canada

- Barry Levine Memorial Award for Career Achievement in Audio Description:
Dr. Pilar Orero – Barcelona, Spain

The Achievement Awards are made to individuals and/or organizations for outstanding contributions to the establishment and/or continued development of significant audio description programs. The Barry Levine Memorial Award for Career Achievement in Audio Description recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the field of audio description over an extended period of time, leading, inspiring or providing significant service to others.

“Audio Description uses words that are succinct, vivid, and imaginative to convey the visual image from television, film, DVDs, theater, museums and many other settings,” stated Kim Charlson, president of the American Council of the Blind. "The organizations and individuals honored with these awards are among the leaders in description. They help make so many aspects of our culture accessible to people who are blind or have low vision; they deserve this special recognition.”

Additional information about ACB’s Audio Description Project is available at:
www.acb.org/adp.


About the American Council of the Blind

The American Council of the Blind is a national membership organization. Its members are blind, visually impaired, and fully sighted individuals who are concerned about the dignity and well-being of blind people throughout the nation.

Formed in 1961, the ACB is one of the largest organizations of blind people in the world, with more than 70 state and special-interest affiliates and a nationwide network of chapters and members spanning the globe.

For more information contact:
American Council of the Blind
2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 650
Arlington, VA 22201
phone (202) 467-5081 or toll-free, 1-800-424-8666
visit the website, www.acb.org.

Joel Snyder, Director, Audio Description Project
ACB
(202) 467-5083
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