GLAS Education recently received national recognition for their innovative work and advocacy for equal access for people with blindness and low vision who are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) chose GLAS Education to receive the 2020 Bolotin Award. This award, named for Jacob Bolotin, a blind medical doctor, is presented each year in order to support accessibility and innovation.
To have the work done at GLAS in accessibility recognized by the largest organization of and for the blind in the United States is an honor. With the financial award presented, we will continue to work for increased accessibility in STEM. We will be focusing our efforts on bringing accessible materials to people who can benefit most from their availability.
The medallion commemorating this award will be on display at GLAS, as a reminder that accessibility is at the forefront of many of our projects. NFB support and recognition for our work represents a pivotal moment in our growth as an organization that seeks daily to partner and serve diverse communities. The award symbolizes GLAS’s commitment to equal access to the same quality and quantity of information in STEM for all.