The Building Independence Award was established by APH to recognize the collaborative efforts and partnerships needed to ensure that students with vision loss have access to the unique educational tools and materials they need to reach their full potential and become independent, productive citizens.
The award was created using artwork by Kaytlyn Floyd of Waynesboro, PA, an award-winning APH InSights artist in the Grades 1-3 category. Her artwork, “My Cane as My Friend,” shows Kaytlyn holding a white cane. When developing this award, APH staff felt that the white cane is a symbol of independence that everyone, everywhere can appreciate.
Recipients of the Building Independence Award:
- Senator Mitch McConnell, 2015
- Representative John Yarmuth, 2015