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Call for Applications: 2018 SIGACCESS Travel Scholarships

We invite applications for the 2018 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 2018 ASSETS conference. The scholarship award is in the amount of $2,000. Application Deadline: July 1st, 2018. More information.

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Nomination deadline approaching: SIGACCESS Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility Award

The deadline for nominations for the 2018 SIGACCESS Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility Award is approaching.   Nominations are due by May 30, 2018.  Please send all questions or nomination materials to ladner-ta-cs-tod-washington-tod-edu. For details, see the Outstanding Contributions Award page.

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

We are seeking nominations for the 2018 SIGACCESS Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility Award.   Nominations are due by May 30, 2018.  Please send all questions or nomination materials to ladner-ta-nullcs-tod-washington-tod-edu. For details, see the Outstanding Contributions Award page.

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SIGACCESS Elections

SIGACCESS Elections: Message from Past Chair

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January 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to the 2018 January issue of the SIGACCESS newsletter. This issue highlights the ACM ASSETS 2017 Conference. The first article, written by the General and Program chairs, provides an overview of the conference. The following eight articles describe the research work of the students who attended the ASSETS 2017 Doctoral Consortium.

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2017 SIGACCESS ASSETS Paper Impact Award winner

Providing access to graphical user interfaces—not graphical screens

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2017 Best Student Paper

Technology-Mediated Sight: A Case Study of Early Adopters of a Low Vision Assistive Technology

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2017 Best Paper

Evaluating the Usability of Automatically Generated Captions for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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October 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the October issue of the ACM SIGACCESS newsletter. This issue highlights three articles that tackle the challenges faced by visually impaired people through a variety of different approaches, ranging from educational games and artificial intelligence to smartglasses applications. In the first article, Barbara Leoporini and Eleonora Palmucci present an accessible mobile educational game and investigate issues related to gesture input and enjoyment when accessing information via screen reader. In the second article, Hernisa Kacorri explores a novel approach of empowering end-users to personalize technology by consciously providing training examples and actively interacting with machine learning algorithms to increase their accuracy. In the third article, Shiri Azenkot and Yuhang Zhao discuss their ongoing research on designing augmented reality applications for low vision users. Particularly, they provide an overview of three research projects that illustrate their research agenda.

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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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