Awards

2019 Best Student Paper

Deep Learning for Automatically Detecting Sidewalk Accessibility Problems Using Streetscape Imagery Author(s): Galen Weld, Esther Jang, Anthony Li, Aileen Zeng, Kurtis Heimerl and Jon E. Froehlich Institution: University of Washington and University of Maryland Abstract: Recent work has applied machine learning methods to automatically find and/or assess pedestrian infrastructure in online map imagery (e.g., satellite photos, streetscape panoramas). While promising, these methods have been limited by two interrelated issues: small training sets and the choice …

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2019 Best Paper

Sign Language Recognition, Generation, and Translation: An Interdisciplinary Perspective Author(s): Danielle Bragg, Oscar Koller, Mary Bellard, Larwan Berke, Patrick Boudreault, Annelies Braffort, Naomi Caselli, Matt Huenerfauth, Hernisa Kacorri, Tessa Verhoef, Christian Vogler and Meredith Morris Institution: Microsoft Research, Microsoft, Rochester Institute of Technology, Gallaudet University, Paris-Saclay University, Orsay, Boston University, University of Maryland, Leiden University. Abstract: Developing successful sign language recognition, generation, and translation systems requires expertise in a wide range of fields, including computer …

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2019 SIGACCESS ASSETS Paper Impact Award winner

Slide rule: making mobile touch screens accessible to blind people using multi-touch interaction techniques. Author(s): Shaun K. Kane, Jeffrey P. Bigham, and Jacob O. Wobbrock. Description: In October 2008 at ASSETS, Shaun Kane, Jeff Bigham, and Jacob Wobbrock described their work on an experimental screen reader system called Slide Rule. The paper took a risk, studying a technology, touchscreen devices, that seemed inherently inaccessible to blind users and demonstrated convincingly that they could be made …

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2018 Best Paper

Modeling the Speed and Timing of American Sign Language to Generate Realistic Animations

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2018 Best Student Paper

Interdependence as a Frame for Assistive Technology Research and Design

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Judy Brewer: Outstanding Contribution Recipient 2018

In recognition of her decades-long dedication to creating guidelines and impacting policies to help make the World Wide Web accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities

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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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2016 Best Paper

Would You Be Mine: Appropriating Minecraft as an Assistive Technology for Youth with Autism

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