Enter the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The regular entry deadline is on February 10th, 2022.

From the 4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best in Accessibility

This award honors a program, project or initiative executed to provide complete access and support for people with disabilities. Objectives may include anti-discrimination advocacy, improving accessibility, offering physical services and support, creating equal opportunities, and more.


Changing the Game
The video game industry has long ignored players with limited mobility. As a result, gamers with limited mobility would either hack together hodgepodge tools and homemade controllers or had to spend a lot of money on a custom controller just to be able to play. For most, gaming was impossible. As the brand committed to empowering everyone to achie…
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities’ Inclusive Play Project
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a national charity dedicated to helping kids overcome financial and accessibility barriers to sport and recreation in an effort to provide inclusive play for kids of all abilities. Established in 2005, Jumpstart was created so that all kids, regardless of their financial situation, could participate in organize…
Educating Outside the Lines
In Illinois, 14% of students in the public school system have disabilities. According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, students with disabilities were found to have a two to three times greater risk of being bullied than fully-abled students. As educators search for ways to teach empathy to students, Patty O’Machel created a program for…
Teach Access
Accessible technology has the power to create a more inclusive and equitable world for the 1 billion people who live with disabilities. However 60% of companies say it is difficult or very difficult to find candidates with the accessibility skills needed. Similarly, academic programs in design, engineering, computer science, and human-computer int…
When Neurodiversity Works
Companies today are looking to get increasingly complicated applications to market faster, with fewer defects and at a lower cost. This requires fresh approaches and solutions to these ever-evolving challenges. To answer this need, IBM’s IGNITE Application Testing offering launched a program in 2017 to bring more neurodiversity into the workplace …