Apple an honoree at the 2017 Louis Braille Awards

Since 1959, the ASB has annually bestowed the award to honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions on behalf of individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The award has also been given to people who are blind or visually impaired who have overcome great odds to make outstanding achievements and have provided inspiration to others living with a visual disability. Proceeds raised from the awards ceremony directly benefit ASB’s programs and services.

As noted by AppleInsider, Apple engineer Jordyn Castor, who has been blind since birth, was among those who accepted the award on behalf of the company. Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed gratitude for the award and congratulated the company's accessibility team for their work in a tweet today. You can read more about Apple’s accessibility efforts here.