I’m thrilled, honoured and incredibly humbled to have been shortlisted for an NCBI Vision Award 2022!
The Vision Awards are annual awards established in 2021 to recognise individuals and organisations for their leadership and example in helping to establish a more inclusive society for people who are blind and vision impaired.
I’ve been shortlisted in the Individual category which recognises the exemplary work of an individual in advancing the needs of people who are blind or vision impaired. Through using their time, skills or voice, this individual has shown commitment, compassion and understanding to ensuring people who are blind or vision impaired have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.
These awards are so important as they recognise the excellent work that individuals, companies and groups are doing and creates a wonderful source of good stories and examples that can be used to help in advocacy work.
Never in a million years did I think my little passion project would turn into an award nominated blog! I’m truly delighted that other people are finding this useful, and it is serving its purpose. One of the best parts of doing this blog is when fully sighted people say to me “Oh I never knew that’s what those dots were for” or “I’m so much more aware of how inaccessible places can be”. I also now get pictures of accessibility toolbars on websites or links to videos about accessible places. I love it all, as it means people are becoming more aware and more conscious of it.
Thank you to the wonderful person who nominated me and the very best of luck to all the other shortlisted nominees.
More information on the NCBI Vision Awards can be found here.