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

Event Producer

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

Doug Roland

Doug Roland is excited to be back producing the second annual AD Awards Gala. Doug is an Oscar-nominated director for his filmĀ Feeling Through, which was made in collaboration with Helen Keller National Center and is the first film to star a DeafBlind actor. As a social impact filmmaker, Doug has collaborated with many organizations, creating screening events and speaking at conferences, institutions, and schools around the world to foster conversation about important social issues.