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The ADP's Honor Roll

Each year since 2009, the ACB's Audio Description Project has recognized individuals and organizations for their contributions to audio description.  Here are past winners.  (Reference:  Award Criteria.)

2017

Achievement in Audio Description - Performing Arts: Lori Ward, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville TN
Achievement in Audio Description - Media: ABC Digital
Achievement in Audio Description - International: ABLE - New Zealand
Achievement in Audio Description - International: Dr. Anna Jankowska, Poland
Special Recognition Achievement in Audio Description: Timothy Wynn, Florida
Dr. Margaret R. Pfanstiehl Memorial Achievement Award in Audio Description - Research and Development: Actiview, California
Barry Levine Memorial Award for Career Achievement in Audio Description: Diane Johnson, Descriptive Video Works-Canada

2016

Achievement in Audio Description - Performing Arts: Arts Access, Raleigh, NC
Achievement in Audio Description - Media: Fred Brack, ADP Webmaster, Raleigh, NC
Achievement in Audio Description - Museums: Dole Institute of Politics / Audio-Reader Network, Lawrence, KS
Achievement in Audio Description - International: Bos Soluções e Serviços Ltda. - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Special Recognition Achievement in Audio Description: Alice Austin, Eliot, ME
Special Recognition Achievement in Audio Description: Mark Messersmith, The Visual Voice - Mountain View, CA
Dr. Margaret R. Pfanstiehl Memorial Achievement Award in Audio Description - Research and Development: Disney / Pixar "Disney Movies Anywhere App" - Los Angeles, CA
Barry Levine Memorial Award for Career Achievement in Audio Description: Dr. Francisco Lima - Recife, Brazil

2015

Achievement in Audio Description – Media: Netflix – Los Gatos, CA
Achievement in Audio Description – Performing Arts: Jesse Minkert, Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences - Seattle, WA
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

2014

Achievement in Audio Description - Media:  Diane Johnson and Descriptive Video Works, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Achievement in Audio Description - Performing Arts:  Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL
Achievement in Audio Description - Museums:  Sandy Malmquist and the Connecticut Children's Museum, New Haven, CT
Achievement in Audio Description - International:  Steph Kirkland and the VocalEye Descriptive Arts Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Dr. Margaret R. Pfanstiehl Memorial Achievement Award in Audio Description - Research and Development:  Dr. Louise Fryer, London, U.K.
Barry Levine Memorial Award for Career Achievement in Audio Description:  Dr. Joel Snyder, Takoma Park, MD

2013

Achievement in Audio Description - Media:  Hollywood Access Services, Los Angeles, CA
Achievement in Audio Description - Performing Arts:  Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL
Achievement in Audio Description - Museums:  The White House, Washington, DC
Achievement in Audio Description - International:  Accessible Media, Inc., Toronto, Canada
Dr. Margaret R. Pfanstiehl Memorial Achievement Award in Audio Description - Research and Development:  Ryerson University and Dr. Deborah Fels, Toronto, Canada
Barry Levine Memorial Award for Career Achievement in Audio Description:  Rick Boggs, Los Angeles, CA

2012

Achievement in Audio Description - Media:  Described and Captioned Media Program, Spartanburg, SC
Achievement in Audio Description - Performing Arts:  Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Louisville, KY
Achievement in Audio Description - Museums:  National Park Service, Washington, DC
Achievement in Audio Description - International:  Track One Communications, New Delhi, India
Dr. Margaret R. Pfanstiehl Memorial Achievement Award in Audio Description - Research and Development:  Dr. Philip Piety, Silver Spring, MD
Barry Levine Memorial Award for Career Achievement in Audio Description:  Alan Woods, Columbus, OH

2011

Achievement in Audio Description - Media:  Harry A. Jessell, TV News Check, Chatham, NJ
Achievement in Audio Description - Performing Arts:  Mimi Smith, Amaryllis Theater Company, Philadelphia, PA
Achievement in Audio Description - Museums:  Rebecca McGinniss, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Achievement in Audio Description - International:  20th Century Fox International, London, England
Dr. Margaret R. Pfanstiehl Memorial Achievement Award in Audio Description - Research and Development:  Dr. Joshua A. Miele, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco, CA
Barry Levine Memorial Award for Career Achievement in Audio Description:  Dr. Barry Cronin, Boston, MA

2010

Achievement in Audio Description - Media:  WGBH and the Media Access Group, Boston, MA
Achievement in Audio Description - Performing Arts:  Paper Mill Playhouse, Milburn, NJ
Achievement in Audio Description - Museums:  Smithsonian Institution and Beth Ziebarth, Washington, DC
Achievement in Audio Description - International:  Bernd Benecke and Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, Germany
Dr. Margaret R. Pfanstiehl Memorial Achievement Award in Audio Description - Research and Development:  American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY
Barry Levine Memorial Award for Career Achievement in Audio Description:  Gregory Frazier and Audio Vision, San Francisco, CA (awarded posthumously to Gregory Frazier)

2009

Achievement in Audio Description - Media:  Maria Diaz and Closed Caption Latina, Longwood, FL
Achievement in Audio Description - Performing Arts:  Lisa Helen Hoffman and Geva Theatre, Rochester, New York
Achievement in Audio Description - Museums:  Elisabeth Axel and Art Education for the Blind, New York, NY
Achievement in Audio Description --International:  Joan Greening and the Royal National Institute of Blind People, London, England
Barry Levine Memorial Award for Career Achievement in Audio Description:  Jim Stovall, Narrative Television Network, Tulsa, OK