Best Student Paper

The SIGACCESS Best Student Paper Award is presented to the individual(s) judged by an awards committee to have written the best paper appearing in the ASSETS conference proceedings. To be considered for the Best Student Paper Award, the student must be the first author. Recipients are presented with a certificate from ACM at the conference.

2021 Best Student Paper

Aided Nonverbal Communication through Physical Expressive Objects Author(s) Stephanie Valencia, Mark Steidl, Michael Rivera, Cynthia Bennett, Jeffrey Bigham, Henny Admoni Intitutions: Carnegie Mellon University, Disability Rights Pennsylvania Abstract: Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices enable speech-based communication, but generating speech is not the only resource needed to have a successful conversation. Being able to signal one wishes to take a turn by raising a hand or providing some other cue is critical in securing a turn to speak. Experienced conversation …

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2020 Best Student Paper

Living Disability Theory: Reflections on Access, Research, and Design Author(s): Megan Hofmann, Devva Kasnitz, Jennifer Mankoff, Cynthia L Bennett Institution: Carnegie Mellon University, City University of New York, University of Washington Abstract: Accessibility research and disability studies are intertwined fields focused on, respectively, building a world more inclusive of people with disability and understanding and elevating the lived experiences of disabled people. Accessibility research tends to focus on creating technology related to impairment, while disability studies focuses on …

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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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2018 Best Student Paper

Interdependence as a Frame for Assistive Technology Research and Design

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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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2016 Best Student Paper

Uncovering Challenges and Opportunities for 3D Printing Assistive Technology with Physical Therapists

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2015 Best Student Paper

Social Media Platforms for Low-Income Blind People in India

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2014 Best Student Paper

Tactile Graphics with a Voice: Using QR Codes to Access Text in Tactile Graphics

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2013 Best Student Paper

Wheelchair-based Game Design for Older Adults

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2012 Best Student Paper

iSCAN: A Phoneme-based Predictive Communication Aid for Nonspeaking Individuals

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