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Call for Nominations for 2022 Migel Medals

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) invites nominations for the 2022 Migel Medals, the “highest honor in the blindness field.” Established in 1937 by M.C. Migel, AFB’s first chairperson, the Medals honor professionals and volunteers whose dedication and achievements have significantly improved the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired and whose work affects services on a national level. Prospective candidates can be professionals in the public or private sector with training and expertise in education, rehabilitation, technology, vision rehabilitation, personnel preparation, health, administration, or related fields. 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., to name a few. “As colleagues in the blindness field, all of us work on a daily basis with others who strive to enable and empower people who are blind or have low vision to thrive in the classroom, the workplace, and in their daily lives,” stated Kirk Adams, Ph.D., president and CEO of AFB. “One of the most powerful affirmations we can bestow on our team members in the field is the gift of well-earned recognition. Please take a moment to reflect and nominate a deserving colleague.” Nominators should send a one-page description of the nominee and their accomplishments and two letters of recommendation. Nominations are due by February 28, 2022, and can be e-mailed to [email protected] with “Migel Medal Nomination” in the subject line. For more information, read the press release: American Foundation for the Blind Announces Call for Nominations for 2022 Migel Medals.