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.

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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ASSETS 2016 Proceedings available

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ASSETS 2016

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Acquisition of Spatial Environmental Information from Tactile Displays

Abstract: It is still recognized as a challenge task while blind and visually impaired people travel outdoor independently, even if there are a number of assistive mobility aids available. In addition to building universal facilities in urban and rural environments for them, it is essential to develop novel mobility assistive technologies and systems to satisfy their increasing demands for mobility. To investigate those demands, an international survey with 106 blind and visually impaired people from …

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ASSETS 2015

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ASSETS 2014

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