by Tabitha Kenlon
What do a chef, a museum, and a very large telescope have in common? They were all recipients of a 2023 ADP Award! The ADP Awards recognize achievement in audio description in seven categories, including media, performing arts, museums, the public sector, and research and development. Nominations will be accepted from January 8 to April 21, 2024, and the winners will be announced in July at the American Council of the Blind’s conference and convention.
Who Can Submit a Nomination?
Who Is Eligible for an Award?
Any person, organization, or institution that fits in one of the categories below and is involved in the research, development, production, design, creation, and/or delivery of great audio description is eligible.
What Are the Criteria?
The most important criterion is that the person or organization consistently develops, creates, and/or makes available high-quality audio description. But we encourage you to consider other vital accessibility and inclusivity elements, such as how easy it is to access the audio description; whether the website and/or physical spaces are accessible; and to what extent people on the blindness spectrum are involved in the creation of audio description, as writers, editors, sound engineers, or testers. You’ll want to include these details in your nomination.
What Are the Award Categories?
There are seven categories. The same individual or organization may not be nominated in multiple categories.
- Performing Arts
- Museums, Visual Art, Visitor Centers
- Public Sector (government agencies – federal, state, or local)
- International (people and organizations working primarily outside the U.S.)
- Dr. Margaret Pfanstiehl Memorial Award for Audio Description Research and Development
- Barry Levine Memorial Award for Career Achievement in Audio Description
Submit Your Nomination!
Help us celebrate the people and organizations that are contributing significantly to the growth of audio description. Submit your nomination online at https://tinyurl.com/4k65tr5r before April 21, 2024.