The 2018 Awardees Are:
Individual Impact Award: Thomas Earle
Current CEO of Liberty Resources, Inc. licensed attorney involved in the legal rights of people with disabilities for nearly 25 years. Chairperson of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations and an active member and supporter of ADAPT.
Arts Partner Award: LiveConnections
LiveConnections prioritizes accessibility for people with disabilities who face barriers to participation in the arts. They present Bridge Sessions and in-facility workshops to targeted youth and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities and their interactive, adaptive approach means individuals may fully engage at their own ability levels.
Member Agency Award: Overbrook School for the Blind
Overbrook School for the Blind prepares their students- all of whom are blind, visually impaired or living with disabilities- to have the greatest opportunity to experience active and fulfilling lives.
Kimmel Award for Accessible Experience: Accessible Flower Show
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society provides tickets to guests who are deaf, blind, or low-vision, to the Philadelphia Flower Show for an adaptive ASL interpreted and verbally-described tour of the displays so that guests can engage and enjoy the show.