- FCC Chairman Award for Advancement in Accessibility (Innovation in Accessibility) awarded to OpenAIR in June 2015
- Media Award for Outstanding Leadership, March 2012, National Assoc. of Social Workers, Texas
- White House recognition – On September 21, 2000, the White House issued a press release to highlight programs across the country that are helping to bridge the digital divide for people with disabilities. The Rocky Mountain OpenAIR program was mentioned by President Clinton as a new and noteworthy initiative.
- Texas Interactive Media Award (TIM) – Knowbility was very pleased to receive Notable Achievement in the public service category of the TIM Awards for the OpenAIR-Austin project. On March 10th, we kicked off the SXSW Interactive Media festival by accepting this award in the good company of Human Code, Digital Voodoo and other innovative media folk.
- National Labor Summit – In April of 2000, Knowbility Board Chair Steve Guengerich and intern Josh Blakeley are featured guests of a panel discussion in Washington DC. OpenAIR activities are highlighted as a “best practice” in the employment of people with disabilities.
- OpenAIR-Austin Day was proclaimed on March 8, 1999. Austin’s Mayor Kirk Watson and Congressman Lloyd Doggett addressed a crowd of over 200 people who gathered to celebrate the event and honor the organizers and sponsors.