2016 Audio Description Achievement Award

ACB Achievement Award 2016 plaque

Mark Messersmith is the Artistic Director of The Visual Voice and has created and performed audio description since 1996.

In 2016, he received an award for outstanding audio description of theatre for the blind and visually impaired by the American Council of the Blind.

Also awarded in 2016:

Disney/Pixar-Los Angeles
Dr. Francisco Lima-Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Past winners include:

2015
Netflix
Los Gatos, CA

2014
Steph Kirkland and VocalEye Descriptive Arts Society
Vancouver, BC

2013
Steppenwolf Theater Company
Chicago, IL

Museums: The White House
Washington,DC

2012
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Louisville, KY

Track One Comm
New Delhi, India

Museums: National Parks
Washington,DC

2011
MOMA
New York, NY

20th Century Fox International
London, England

2010
WGBH
Boston, MA

PaperMill Playhouse
Millburn, NJ

Beth Zeibarth and Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC

American Foundation for the Blind
New York, NY