ACM President, and Past Chair of SIGACCESS, Vicki Hanson, recently published an article on ACM’s commitment to accessibility in the Communications of the ACM. We encourage SIGACCESS members to read it and add your thoughts.
ACM’s commitment to accessibility
Dr Shari Trewin is a researcher in human-computer interaction (HCI), specializing in accessibility. She has made research contributions to many areas of inclusive information and communication technology, including accessibility tools for developers, tools that enable users to customize the appearance and access mechanisms for Web pages, access to Virtual Worlds, abstract user interface models for accessibility, novel access features for input devices, and self-adaptive input devices. She holds seven patents for accessibility technology. Shari is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, and Associate Editor of the journal ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. She has previously served as SIGACCESS Secretary/Treasurer, general chair of ASSETS 2009: The 11th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, and program chair of ASSETS 2007. She has a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.