SIGACCESS Chair

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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.

Call for Applications: SIGACCESS 2017 Travel Scholarship Awards

We invite a second round of 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: August 23rd, 2017. More information.

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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 clayton.lewis-ta-nullcolorado-tod-edu, 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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NEW conference accessibility resources now available

Generate an accessibility FAQ for your conference, and see the expanded Conference Accessibility Guidelines

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ACM’s commitment to accessibility

Recent CACM article on ACM’s commitment to accessibility

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Call for STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: 50 Years of the ACM Turing Award Celebration

In June this year, ACM will celebrate 50 Years of the A.M. Turing Award, which recognizes major contributions of lasting importance in computing. Through the years, it has become the most prestigious award in the field, often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of computing.” ACM will celebrate both the award and the visionaries who have received it with a conference on June 23 – 24, 2017 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. …

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2016 Best Paper

Would You Be Mine: Appropriating Minecraft as an Assistive Technology for Youth with Autism

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2016 Best Student Paper

Uncovering Challenges and Opportunities for 3D Printing Assistive Technology with Physical Therapists

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Richard E. Ladner: Outstanding Contribution Recipient 2016

In recognition of his life-long dedication to growing the field of accessible computing research and inclusion of people with disabilities in accessibility research.

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SIGACCESS remembers Torsten Felzer

With great sadness the SIGACCESS Leadership marks the passing of Dr. Torsten Felzer.

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