Monthly Archives: June 2017

June 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the June issue of the ACM SIGACCESS newsletter. This issue highlights four articles that have a common theme: Broadening the Accessibility of the Computing Field. In the first article, Richard Ladner and Andreas Stefik present some of their efforts in bring computer science to K-12 students in the United States (US) and in other countries through AccessCSforAll, a National Science Foundation project. Following, Kelly Steelman and Charles Wallace, being educators at a rural technologically-focused university saw opportunities to bring isolated older adults into a larger digital community, while simultaneously offering students with valuable first-hand experience learning about and addressing the challenges faced by older adults. In the third article, Jennifer Mankoff and Shari Trewin summarise the efforts being made by SIGCHI Accessibility Community and SIGACCESS members to update and expand the SIGACCESS accessibility guidelines to the broad range of conference types and sizes found in SIGCHI. In the last article, Paredes, Moreno, and Pühretmair provide a report on the 10th edition of the International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion (DSAI).

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Call for Nominations: ASSETS Paper Impact Award (Sep 1 deadline)

Is there an ASSETS paper, published in 2007 or earlier, that has influenced your work? If so, please email the title and authors to, as soon as possible.  We’ll use the information you provide in the selection process for this year’s SIGACCESS ASSETS Paper Impact Award. You can also submit a formal nomination, by September 1, as described there, but we also welcome your informal suggestions, now. To jog your memory, there’s a list of …

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Call for Applications: SIGACCESS 2017 Travel Scholarship Awards

We invite applications for the 2017 ACM SIGACCESS Travel Scholarships. These awards provide support for practitioners, researchers, members of advocacy groups, and individuals with disabilities who are interested in the field of computers and accessibility, to actively participate in the 2017 ASSETS conference. The scholarship award is in the amount of $2,000. Application Deadline: July 1st, 2017. More information.

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