How to Nominate a Leader to the Hall of Fame
The 2023 Hall of Fame nomination process is now open with a submission deadline of April 30!
What are the Criteria?
Download the Hall of Fame Criteria (.docx).
Persons who have made transformative contributions to improve the lives of those who are blind or low vision in such areas as:
- Contributing to the Body of Knowledge
- Program Development
- Curriculum Development
- Published Writing
- Scientific Research
- Practitioner Research
- Contributing through Communication
- Compelling Oral and Written Presentations
- Staff and Parent Development
- Public Education
- Continuing Education
- Contributing through Leadership
- Visionary and Strategic Planning and Implementation
- Administrative Planning
- Interagency Collaboration
- Pioneering Innovations
- Service in and through Professional Organizations
- Contributing through Advocacy
- Systems Change
- Public Policy (federal, state, local)
- Community Organizing
- Capacity Building
- Resource Development
- Revenue Generation
- Contributing through Mentorship and Role Modeling
- Advancement of the Blindness Community
- Assisting Practitioners and/or Administators
- Serving as Exemplars
- Public Attitudinal Change Agents
- Contributing through Professional Practice
- Exemplary and Transformative Direct Service
- Innovative Practices
- Sharing Knowledge and Experience
- Impactful Presentations
- Distinguished Champion of the field of Blindness and Low Vision
- Parental Contribution
- Entrepreneurial/Commercial Enterprises
- Access Technology
- Adaptive Equipment
- Contributions that have stood the test of time
Who is Eligible?
- Persons are eligible five years after departure from positions where their significant lifetime body of work was made.
- Individuals from North America are eligible for nomination. (North America is defined as US, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean).
What is Required to Nominate Someone?
Nominators must submit a comprehensive nomination packet including a thoroughly completed Hall of Fame Nomination Form and three letters of support. If more than three letters are received, only the first three will be used. Electronic submission of the form and the support letters is preferred. Letters of support may be emailed to Mike Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to him at APH, Hall of Fame, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206 or faxed to 502-899-2367.
Note: In case of a possible submission error, please copy your nomination information prior to electronically submitting.
Where and when is Hall induction?
- Although there is an annual call for nominations, inductions are not necessarily on an annual schedule.
- The induction ceremonies will occur during the October Annual Meeting of the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, Kentucky.
How long do nominations remain active?
- Nominations that are not selected are held and reconsidered the following year. If not chosen in the second year, nominations must be resubmitted as a new nomination.
- Nomination forms and letters may be updated for the second year.
Mike Hudson, Curator, email@example.com
Bob Brasher, firstname.lastname@example.org