The Amy Prize

The Amy Prize is MTM’s (the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media) prize for accessibility, and can be awarded to a publishing house, institution, organization or communicator (e.g., library or school) that during the past year focused on accessible media in an exciting or successful way.

Anna Fahlbeck was awarded the 2013 Amy Prize.

The jury’s statement: “With genuine talent and inspiration, Anna Fahlbeck has created well-functioning networks and cooperative efforts to promote accessible literature. Her work is imbued with a will to inspire reading and a conviction that there are books and media for every reader”.

Heidi Carlsson Asplund was awarded the 2012 Amy Prize.

The jury’s statement: “Heidi Carlsson Asplund was awarded this year’s Amy Prize for her single-minded efforts to make literature more accessible. As a forward-looking and intellectually curious synthesis of theory and practice she is responsible, to a great extent, for making the Västra Götaland region a better place for persons with reading impairment".

Komvux Kärnan was awarded the 2012 Amy Prize.

The jury’s statement: "Throughout its many years of operation, the Writing and Reading Centre (SoL) has energetically and successfully worked to provide access for students with obstacles to reading to adapted instructional material and technology, in an effort to facilitate the learning process, and thereby fulfil the overall vision of the organization: “Everyone has the right to study – in their own way”.

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