Information Director

Information Director

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Sushant is currently a Software Engineer at Google, working in the field of natural language understanding and information retrieval. He completed his PhD at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he specialized in accessibility for people with disabilities, human-computer interaction and computational linguistics. He is interested in building machine learning (ML) systems that model human communication with a goal to enhance human-to-human or human-to-machine interaction.

Join SIGACCESS Mailing List

Join our mailing list to receive the latest announcements and news from the ACM Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing.   To subscribe to the SIGACCESS mailing list: From the email address you wish to subscribe, send an email to LISTSERV@listserv.acm.org with a message body containing “subscribe access-announcements [Your Name]”. No subject line is needed. You will shortly receive a confirmation email from LISTSERV@listserv.acm.org with the subject line “Confirm your subscription to the access-announcements list”. Click the hyperlink in this email to …

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ASSETS 2020

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January 2021 Newsletter

Issue 129 Preview: Welcome to the October 2020 issue of the ACM SIGACCESS newsletter. The following seven articles describe the research work of the students who attended the ASSETS 2020 Doctoral Consortium:

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October 2020 Newsletter

Issue 128 Preview: 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 …

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Jonathan Lazar: Outstanding Contribution Recipient 2020

In recognition of his life-long dedication to the goal of accessible technologies and digital content through his research, education, advocacy, policy and legal work.

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June 2020 Newsletter

Issue 127 Preview: Welcome to the June 2020 issue of the ACM SIGACCESS newsletter. In this issue first article, SIGACCESS calls upon its research community for proposals to combat racism and ableism within computer science. The second article highlights the largest ASSETS yet, marking the 25th anniversary since the first conference in 1994, the 2019 edition in Pittsburgh. The third article provides an overview of the discussions that took place at the 2019 CSCW workshop …

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Call for Nominations: SIGACCESS Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility Award

We are seeking nominations for the 2020 SIGACCESS Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility Award.   Nominations are due by June 30, 2020.  Please send all questions or nomination materials to simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk. For details, see the Outstanding Contributions Award page.

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January 2020 Newsletter

Issue 126 Preview: Welcome to the January 2020 issue of the ACM SIGACCESS newsletter. This issue highlights the ACM ASSETS 2019 Doctoral Consortium and presents a report on the efforts made to make the poster and demo session accessible. Additionally, you will find an report by Access SIGCHI on the status of accessibility practices and policies within SIGCHI.

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Call of Papers: ASSETS 2020

The ASSETS conference is the premier forum for presenting research on the design, evaluation, use, and education related to computing for people with disabilities and older adults. We invite high-quality original submissions on topics relevant to computing and accessibility. Submissions should present significant contributions to design, systems, tools, scientific understanding, methodology, or social issues. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to) new enabling technologies, studies of how technologies are used by people with disabilities, …

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ASSETS 2019

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