Information Director

Information Director

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Sushant is a Ph.D. candidate at the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he specializes 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.

June 2019 Newsletter

Issue 124 Preview: Welcome to the June 2019 issue of the ACM SIGACCESS newsletter. In the first article, Clayton Lewis writes an interesting article on how machine learning can benefit people with cognitive disabilities, what are the current technology limitations, and how can we, as a community, overcome them. In the second article, Carringyon, Laput, and Bigham present SpokeSense, a sensing solution designed for wheelchair basketball players that provides support for both long-term and real-time …

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Call for Nominations: ASSETS 2019 Impact Award

Is there an ASSETS paper, published in 2009 or earlier, that has influenced your work? If so, please email the title and authors, and a brief statement summarizing the paper’s impact, to mccoy@udel.edu, as soon as possible, and before August 1. We’ll use the information you provide in the selection process for this year’s SIGACCESS ASSETS Paper Impact Award (see http://www.sigaccess.org/category/news/awards/impact-award/).

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Opportunity: SIGACCESS Newsletter Editor

The SIGACCESS Newsletter is produced three times a year and freely available to all SIGACCESS members. It provides a non-archival venue to publish all sorts of accessibility-related material. After 5 years, our current editor, Hugo Nicolau from the University of Lisbon, is stepping down. SIGACCESS is indebted to Hugo for the incredible job he has done with updating the publication, moving to HTML for better accessibility, and providing the community with regular issues packed with …

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Call for Position Papers: Workshop on AI for People with Disabilities

This workshop at ASSETS 2019 will examine AI fairness, accountability, transparency, and ethics (FATE) for the specific situations of people with disabilities. We invite researchers, disability advocates, policy makers, and practitioners to submit short position papers by July 3rd. More information: https://assets19.sigaccess.org/ai_fairness_workshop.html.

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Call for Applications: 2019 SIGACCESS Travel Scholarships

We invite applications for the 2019 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 2019 ASSETS conference. The scholarship award is in the amount of $2,000. Deadline: July 1st, 2019 More Information: http://www.sigaccess.org/awards/sigaccess-scholarship/  

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Asakawa Recognized in the National Inventors Hall of Fame 2019

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 …

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January 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to the January 2019 issue of the ACM SIGACCESS newsletter. This issue highlights the ACM ASSETS 2018 Conference. The first article, written by Faustina Hwang (General Chair), Joanna McGrenere (Program Chair), David Flatla (Program Chair), and Anke Brock (Treasurer and Registration Chair) provides an overview of the ASSETS’18 conference. The remaining four articles describe the research work of the students who attended the ASSETS 2018 Doctoral Consortium.

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ASSETS 2018

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SIGACCESS Elections

SIGACCESS Elections: Message from Past Chair

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ASSETS 2017

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