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Welcome to the October 2020 issue of the ACM SIGACCESS newsletter. The first two articles feature the work by the authors of the best Technical and Best Communication award from W4A 2020. First, Eraslan et al. discuss the ScanPath algorithm and its capabilities in detecting autism discussing the opportunities for future work. Next, Sala et al. presents a user study of five Spanish public e-services. The last article by Lynn Kirabo discusses the interplay between universal design and interaction designs for the Global South, the work was presented at ASSETS 2019 Doctoral Consortium. Lastly, make sure to check out the details of the SIGACCESS Elections 2021.

Eye-Tracking Scanpath Trend Analysis for Autism Detection

The first article, written by Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada, Victoria Yaneva and Simon Harper is a follow-up to their award wining paper presented at W4A (Best Technical Paper). In this article, Eraslan et al. summarize their experimental results with ScanPath algorithm which shows that it is possible to detect autism with approximately 60%, highlighting future directions and its potential applications.

Towards Less Complex E-Government Services for People with Low Vision: An Evaluation of Five Spanish Public Web Services

Aritz Sala, Myriam Arrue, J. Eduardo Pérez and Sandra M. Espín-Tello, the authors of the paper who won the Best Communication Award at W4A 2020, present their work evaluating public Spanish e-services. The work explores the barriers around online forms and discusses how to design accessible e-services.

“Our Perspective Matters.” Using Universal Design Goals to Guide Technology Design in the Global South

In this article, Lynn Kirabo uses the goals of universal design, like cultural appropriateness, to understand the needs of diverse users in Kampala, Uganda, and Kigali, Rwanda in public transportation. The work seeks to bridge the knowlege gap of the interplay between universal design and interaction designs for the Global South.

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