Communities care about
- Peter F. Drucker Foundation Recognition for Nonprofit Innovation - Since 1990, when Peter Drucker, "the father of modern management," established the Drucker Foundation, they have supported excellence in nonprofit management. Each year, the Drucker foundation recognizes nonprofit programs that address society's problems in innovative and effective ways. Knowbility was greatly honored when our Accessibility Internet Rally was one of three programs selected for recognition by the Drucker Foundation in October of 2000.
- White House recognition - On September 21, 2000, the White House issued a press release to highlight programs across the country that are helping to bridge the digital divide for people with disabilities. The Rocky Mountain AIR program was mentioned by President Clinton as a new and noteworthy initiative.
- Texas Interactive Media Award (TIM) - Knowbility was
very pleased to receive Notable Achievement in the public
service category of the TIM Awards for the AIR-Austin project.
On March 10th, we kicked off the SXSW INteractive Media festival
by accepting this award in the good company of Human Code, Digital
Voodoo and other innovative media folk.
- National Labor Summit - In April of 2000, Knowbility
Board Chair Steve Guengerich and intern Josh Blakeley are featured
guests of a panel discussion in Washington DC. AIR activities
are highlighted as a "best practice" in the employment of people
- Community Collaboration Award - The second annual awards
recognize outstanding efforts of collaboration throughout Central
Texas are cosponsored by citysearch.com, the Greater Austin Chamber
of Commerce, and the United Way/Capital Area. The awards honor
individuals, businesses, organizations, schools and government
entities who have strengthened the community at large physically,
psychologically, spiritually, socially, economically and/or intellectually.
- Achievement in Media Award - October 1998 from the Austin
Mayor¹s Committee on People with Disabilities. The Mayor¹s Committee
has been recognizing community contributions to the employment
of people with disabilities for almost twenty years.
- AIR-Austin Day
was proclaimed on March 8, 1999. Austin¹s Mayor Kirk Watson and
Congressman Lloyd Doggett addressed a crowd of over 200 people
who gathered to celebrate the event and honor the organizers and
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