Frances C. Dixon Advocacy Award

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

~Hellen Keller

The Frances C. Dixon Advocacy Award was established in 2014. It is an award presented by TechACCESS of RI to recognize outstanding efforts by an individual or agency that has advocated for the rights of individuals with disabilities.

Nominees for this award are distinguished by actions that have impacted and informed policies and practices that can affect change in their communities and beyond.

The award nominee can be any individual or agency who has championed for the rights of people with disabilities.

Submissions for 2017 nominees are due by October 6th.  Submissions should be no longer than one page in length and must include the contact information for the person submitting the nomination and the nominee (name, telephone number, e-mail). Submissions should be sent to Kelly Charlebois, Executive Director of TechACCESS of RI, at or faxed to her attention at (401) 463-3433.  The submission deadline is October 1st.


Award Recipients:

2014: RI Disability Law Center

2015: Suzanne Arena

2016: Rep. Eileen Naughton, Denise Corson