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Make a Nomination for the Eighth Annual ADP Awards 2016

Published: March 29, 2016 at 11:03AM

The American Council of the Blind's Audio Description Project
The American Council of the Blind's Audio Description Project announces a call for nominations for the Eighth Annual ADP Awards. The Audio Description Project (ADP) is a wide-ranging audio description promotion and production initiative with goals that include: 

  • building advocacy on behalf of audio description
  • offering a range of educational resources and working to establish nationally acknowledged user-focused guidelines for quality description in its various genres as well as a professionally recognized certification program for audio describers
  • encouraging growth of audio description with an emphasis on the involvement of AD users/consumers, especially youth
  • disseminating information on audio description and provide general support for regional, state, and local forums
  • encouraging studies on audio description particularly with respect to its efficacy as a technique for conveying visual images and its impact on literacy for children and others.

 One part of the project involves the recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of audio description. 

 Application Categories

 This year's ADP Awards include a call for nominations in six categories:

  • Achievement in Audio Description - Media
  • Achievement in Audio Description - Performing Arts
  • Achievement in Audio Description - Museums/Visual Art/Visitor Centers
  • Achievement in Audio Description - International
  • Dr. Margaret Pfanstiehl Memorial Award in Audio Description - Research and Development
  • Barry Levine Memorial Award for Career Achievement in Audio Description

The call for nominations ends on Friday, May 27, 2016, with winners announced during a plenary session of the American Council of the Blind Conference and Convention, July 2016 in Minneapolis, MN.  

Nomination material, criteria and more information that follows is also available at:  www.acb.org/adp

How to Nominate

We urge you to recognize someone who has contributed significantly to the growth of audio description.  Submitting a nomination is easy!  It's a three-step process:

  • 1--Tell Us About the Nominee
  • 2--Tell Us About Yourself
  • 3-- Support Your Nomination
  • Other notes:
    • You may submit as many nominations as you wish (one nomination/form).
    • Self-nominations are permitted.

How to Submit Your Nomination