On Saturday, June 3, the IAAIS presented the C. Stanley Potter Lifetime Achievement Award to WXXI Program Director Ruth Phinney. The Potter Award is the highest honor give by IAAIS, the International Association of Audio Information Services, recognizing lifetime commitment of providing accessibility to print and other visual arts in an audio format for people who may have print or visual limitations.
In addition, Eyes on Success program hosts Nancy and Pete Torpey were recognized with a 2017 Program Award in the Interview Category for their episode on Currency Identification.
Eyes on Success, a program that was inspired and created by Ruth Phinney, and is now produced by the Torpeys, airs on WXXI Reachout Radio and is distributed nationally to IAAIS member stations by WXXI. In this episode Pete and Nancy talked with Leonard Olijar, director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing about current features to make US currency easier for visually impaired people to identify.