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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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October 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the October 2016 issue of the SIGACCESS newsletter. In the first article Kirsty Noble and Michael Crabb describe their work on improving board game overall accessibility. They present a preliminary study that uncovers some of the problems in current board game sessions. They end the article by providing a set of design guidelines for augmented physical board games. In the second article Aditya Vashistha and Richard Anderson present their main findings after conducting two studies on how low-income blind people in India appropriate general-purpose technologies to overcome socioeconomic barriers. They finish by providing specific recommendations to the SIGACCESS community. Finally, Reuben Kirkam writes a very interesting and personal view on the current implementation and limitations of disability discrimination law. Central to this discussion and analysis is the concept of reasonable adjustment and its impact on the rights of people with disabilities.

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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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June 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the June 2016 issue of the SIGACCESS newsletter. Eduardo Pérez and Myriam Arrue write the first article of the 115th issue of the SIGACCESS Newsletter. Following their Best Communication Award at Web for All 2016 (W4A’16) conference, the authors present their work on designing virtual cursors to assist motor-impaired users during web browsing tasks. In the second article, João Guerreiro talks about his research on changing the status quo of screen readers by leveraging concurrent speech feedback to speed-up blind people’s scanning for digital information.

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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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January 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the January issue of the SIGACCESS newsletter. This issue highlights the ACM ASSETS 2015 Conference. The first article written by the General and Program chairs, Yeliz Yesilada and Jeffrey Bigham, respectively, provides an overview of the conference. The following ten articles describe the research work of the students who attended the ASSETS 2015 Doctoral Consortium led by Giorgio Brajnik and Eelke Folmer.

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2015 Best Student Paper

Social Media Platforms for Low-Income Blind People in India

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2015 Best Paper

Understanding the Challenges Faced by Neurodiverse Software Engineering Employees: Towards a More Inclusive and Productive Technical Workforce

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2015 SIGACCESS ASSETS Paper Impact Award Winners Announced

Designing for Dynamic Diversity: Interfaces for Older People

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