Deadline for nominations: August 1, 2013
Notification of Selection: September 1, 2013

This award recognizes a conference paper presented at the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS) that has had a significant impact on computing and information technology that addresses the needs of persons with disabilities. Technical papers presented at the ASSETS 2002 conference, or any earlier ASSETS conference are eligible.

The award will recognize work that presents a significant innovation or contribution to knowledge that has proved influential. Paper impact is judged by influence in the research community, a community of practice, industry, and/or social impact resulting from the work.

ACM provides a list of the most cited ASSETS papers, and listings of the proceedings for each conference.

The award includes a $500 prize and a plaque of recognition for the paper’s authors. The ASSETS Conference registration fee for one author of the selected paper will be waived if the author is able to attend the ASSETS conference to receive the award.
Nominations for the award must include:
(1) A statement summarizing the paper’s impact, description of the significance of the work, and justification of the nomination (two pages maximum);
(2) Three endorsements supporting the nomination, and describing the significant contributions of the paper. Each endorsement should be no more than 300 words.
Further information, including eligibility rules, is available at: http://www.sigaccess.org/awards/impact/
Selection committee: Gerhard Weber (Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden), Julio Abascal (University of the Basque Country), Bruce Walker (Georgia Tech)