The national consumer advocacy organization TDI (Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.) has named Ultratec Vice President of Engineering Kevin Colwell the recipient of the 2009 Andrew Saks Engineering Award.

In presenting the prestigious award, TDI noted Mr. Colwell’s contributions to improving the lives of people with hearing loss through his various innovations with the Ultratec team, from earlier work with Baudot TTY technologies to the ongoing development and enhancement of current Captioned Telephone technology.

Named in honor of renowned Deaf engineer and businessman Andrew Saks, the award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to improving the accessibility of telecommunications, media, and information technology for people in the United States who are deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, or deaf blind through their efforts in design electronics or engineering. Previous honorees include Dr. Vinton Cerf, who was instrumental in the development of the Internet, and Robert Engelke, President of Ultratec.

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