Call For Nominations: The Only Adaptive And Assistive Technology Award Program In The World -- 2012 International Da Vinci Awards®
The only adaptive and assistive technology award program in the world, the 2012 da Vinci Awards®, is seeking nominations from around the world for its 11th anniversary awards program.
Southfield, Michigan (I-Newswire) June 8, 2012 - The only adaptive and assistive technology award program in the world, the 2012 da Vinci Awards®, is seeking nominations from around the world for its 11th anniversary awards program recognizing and celebrating the most innovative adaptive and assistive technologies that enable equal access and opportunity for all people, regardless of ability.
Established in 2001, the da Vinci Awards is a prestigious international forum of recognition for individuals, organizations and corporations whose innovations are designed to enable everyone to participate in and contribute to all aspects of society. The awards celebrate people who triumph over disabilities and those who have developed new technologies that enhance mobility. Past nominations have come from all over the globe representing virtually all areas and fields of assistive technology. A complete list of past award winners can be found at www.davinciawards.org.
“People around the world are creating remarkable products and services to help individuals overcome physical limitations brought on by multiple sclerosis and other disabilities,” said Elana Sullivan, president of the National MS Society’s Michigan Chapter. “With MS affecting more than 2.5 million people worldwide, the da Vinci Awards help build awareness of the importance of assistive technology to all of us and, ultimately, we hope, will bring even more life-improving technologies to the masses.”
Nominations for the 2012 da Vinci Awards are being accepted online through September 30, at www.davinciawards.org in five categories:
• Communication/Educational Aids
• Environmental Adaptation/Daily Living or Work Aids
• Transportation and Mobility
• Recreation and Leisure
About MS and the da Vinci Awards
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease usually diagnosed in young adults and the National MS Society understands the difficulties people experience when faced with physical disabilities.
The Michigan Chapter of the National MS Society created the da Vinci Awards to foster innovation and hope by recognizing the latest developments and research in adaptive and assistive technologies, which play an important role in helping people overcome physical limitations.
The da Vinci Awards were named after Leonardo da Vinci because of his documented talents as an inventor, philosopher, engineer, architect and artist. The name itself captures the spirit in which the awards are given.
CONTACT: Bill Pikarski
About National MS Society, Michigan Chapter
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each More..person address the challenges of living with MS. In 2011, the Society invested nearly $40 million in more than 325 research projects around the world and drug development investments by our Fast Forward subsidiary. We offered an extensive variety of programs, services and resources for people living with MS and their family members, care partners and other members of their support systems. Nearly 455,000 individuals joined together at events like Walk MS, Bike MS and Golf MS, raising more than $164 million. Thousands of volunteers across the nation served as community leaders, ambassadors and champions to support and serve people living with MS.
Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org/mig.Less..
National MS Society, Michigan Chapter
21311 Civic Center Drive
Phone : 248-936-0360
Published On:June 8, 2012
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