Chieko Asakawa, an IBM fellow, is inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) in the 2019 Class announced on the main stage at CES 2019 conference. A SIGACCESS award winner, Dr Asakawa is being inducted for her invention of the Web Browser for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the first practical voice browser for making web-content accessible to blind and visually impaired computer users. Asakawa’s work in accessible technology has been instrumental in changing how visually impaired individuals communicate and interact and has received various recognition including the SIGACCESS ASSETS Paper Impact Award in 2013 for her work on User Interface of a Home Page Reader.

The complete list of inductees of this award can be found here: