Awards & Recognition
By: Carmen Willings
Updated April 9, 2020
There are a number of awards available to professionals within the field of visual impairments. Thank you to all who have contributed to our field! Do you know of more national awards? Please contact me so I can add them here.
AERBVI recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals working in our field through our biennial Awards program. The following are awards available from AER:
Additionally, many Chapters within AERBVI offer unique awards specific to their chapter.
AFB Helen Keller Achievement Awards
The Helen Keller Achievement Awards were established by AFB in 1994 to acknowledge Keller's extraordinary efforts and to promote the notable achievements of individuals and organizations that are leaders in improving the lives of people with disabilities.
AFB Migel Medal Award
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announces an invitation for nominations for the 2019 Migel Medal, the highest honor in the blindness field. The Migel Medal was established in 1937 by M.C. Migel, the first chairperson of AFB, to honor those whose dedication and achievements have significantly improved the lives of people with vision loss. Past honorees include legendary disability-rights advocate, Helen Keller, Senator Tom Harkin, social entrepreneur and engineer, Jim Fruchterman, and renowned educators, Kathleen Mary Huebner, Ph.D., and Philip H. Hatlen, Ed.D.
NFB Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award
The Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards honor individuals and organizations that are a positive force in the lives of blind people. Winners of the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards: Break down barriers facing blind people in an innovative way; change negative perceptions of blindness and blind people; push past existing boundaries to inspire blind people to achieve new heightsWinners receive a cash award and have included entrepreneurs, volunteers, filmmakers, authors, mathematicians, technology developers, artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations, programs, partnerships, and more.
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Itinerant teaching is very rewarding, but it can present many challenges as well. TVI’s must be able to work well with a variety of personalities to best support students and their teams. It is just as essential to be organized, flexible, reliable, and a team player as it is to be knowledgeable in your field. This hour-long presentation is packed full of tips and strategies from Carmen Willings who has been a full time Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments for over 20 years. This webinar is perfect for TVI's just entering the field and for all TVI's as they start the new school year!
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