News  Submit a Nomination for the 2023 Meg Robertson Mobility Award

This award is to celebrate the white cane and its impact in the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired in the Commonwealth.
  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
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In recognition of retired Orientation and Mobility Director Meg Robertson's 30+ years of service to the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) established the Meg Robertson Mobility Award to be presented annually at the agency's White Cane Awareness Day Celebration in October. This award highlights Meg’s hard work, dedication, and advocacy in the blindness community.

Motivated long cane users of all ages and abilities are eligible to receive this award. We are specifically looking for people who demonstrate mobility skills at their level and incorporate the cane into their lives to increase independence.

The nomination form must be completed by a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS).

Nominations should include the following:

  • How has the person's travel ability with a cane improved since the beginning of O&M instruction to their current level?

  • Where does the person travel with a cane? 

  • How has O&M made a difference in their life?

Submit a Nomination for the Meg Robertson Mobility Award

All nominations must be submitted by August 11, 2023.

A committee assembled by MCB will review the nominations and vote on the winners. The winners will be announced at MCB's Annual White Cane Awareness Day Celebration on Friday, October 13, 2023. 

  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind 

    MCB serves individuals in Massachusetts who are legally blind by providing access to employment opportunities and social rehabilitation with the goal of increasing independence and community participation.
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