Previous recipients: Pierre Gorman Award
Read about the fantastic projects recipients across Victoria have implemented to improve library services for people with a disability.
2016: Yarra Libraries
Yarra Libraries worked with Arts Access Victoria to develop and deliver a library-specific accessible customer-service training program for all Yarra Libraries staff, called the Access Ambassadors Customer Service program.
2014: Campaspe Regional Library
In 2014 Jenny Mustey and Campaspe Regional Library undertook Being Connected – Libraries and Autism, a project designed to improve the library experience for adults and children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
2012: Yarra Plenty Regional Library
Yarra Plenty Regional Library's Connected Community – Auslan and Voice Unite project delivered a range of initiatives to provide high-quality library services to adults and children with a hearing impairment.
2010: The Geelong Regional Library Corporation and the City of Greater Geelong Aged and Disability Services
These recipients jointly developed a program to foster better interactions between library staff and community members with a disability, and inclusive library services and events.
2008: The Goldfields Library Corporation
The Goldfields Library Corporation, in partnership with Scope, provided library services to six Bendigo aged-care centres.
2006: East Gippsland Shire Library
Denece Sippo from the East Gippsland Shire Library implemented Boardmaker, software that enables signs to be produced in pictures and symbols for people with communication difficulties.
2004: Maribyrnong Library Service and City of Maribyrnong
Lloyd Brady from the Maribyrnong Library Service and Steven Hurd from the City of Maribyrnong acquired hand-held digital audio players for playing talking books through their 'Digital Audio for the Disabled' project.
2002: Corangamite Regional Library Corporation and Rural Access
Richard Stone of the Corangamite Regional Library Corporation and Graeme McDonald of Rural Access ran an information expo and community mapping project to make information about adaptive technology available to potential users.
2000: State Library Victoria
State Library Victoria's Larry Stillman developed a version of the Opera internet browser (configured for people with sight and mobility difficulties) for installation in public libraries.
1997: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind
Jillian Morley from the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind conducted research for her masters degree on trends in the production of information for people with print disabilities.