The Awards

Awardees & Game Changers

  • Outstanding Audio Description Visionary
  • Outstanding Achievement in Audio Description Innovation 
  • Outstanding Achievement Audio Description Contribution Impact for Live Events
  • Audio Description Game Changers
  • Outstanding Achievement Audio Description Accessibility Contribution

2021 Awards Gala Presenters

  • Joel Snyder
  • Charlie Cox
  • Satauna Howery
  • Conchita Hernandez Legorreta
  • Eric Bridges
  • Lex Gillette 
  • Ahmed Fareed
  • Christian Camargo
  • Nesta Cooper
  • Kim Charlson
  • Roy Samuelson

With our special guests for the evening’s celebrations:

Stevie Wonder, Jason Momoa, Kurt & Brenda Warner, Zachary Levi, Charlie Cox, Erik Weihenmayer, Christian Camargo, Nesta Cooper, Blake Stadnik and more surprises to come!

Event Producer

Doug Roland, a man with brown hair and a light beard wearing a button up shirt.

Doug Roland

Doug Roland is an Oscar-nominated director for his film Feeling Through, which was made in partnership with Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) and is the first film to star a DeafBlind actor. As a social impact filmmaker, Doug continues his collaboration with HKNC and dozens of other organizations, creating screening events and speaking at conferences, institutions, and schools around the world.