Since 1998 the Deafness Council WA have presented an award during Hearing Awareness Week, the first being to Kevin Campbell from Channel 7 for his involvement in the introduction of live captioning for the channel 7 news.
The Award is named after Dr Harry Blackmore, a life member of Deafness Council WA Inc, in recognition of his work over many years in advancing the interests of Deaf and hearing impaired people.
The Award is given in recognition of the contribution made by an individual or organisation that has enhanced the quality of life of people who are Deaf or hearing impaired or who have raised the level of awareness in the broader community of issues that affect Deaf and hearing impaired people.
Previous winners of the Award include;
Nominations for the Award are now open and will close on July 31st.
Please forward nominations to Deafness Council WA Inc, PO Box 1388, South Perth, WA. 6951.