We are now accepting nominations for the 2014 SIGACCESS Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility. This award recognizes individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to the development of computing technologies which improve the accessibility of media and services to people with disabilities. Outstanding contributions through research, practice, or advocacy are recognized. Towards this goal, contributions are considered from academia, industry, as well as other professions that focus on computer users with disabilities and the application of computing technology to improve access. The award recognizes members of the community for long-term accomplishments or those who have made a notable impact through a significant innovation.

Candidates’ contributions can include innovative ideas, influence in the community, and/or the social impact of their work.

Nomination Procedure:

Please send to julio.abascal atsign ehu.es

Important Dates:
Submission of Nominations: July 28, 2014
Notification of Selection: August 25, 2014

Nominations for the award must include:

– A statement summarizing the candidate’s accomplishments, description of the significance of the work, and justification of the nomination (two pages maximum);
– Curriculum vitae of the nominee;
– Three endorsement letters supporting the nomination including the significant contributions of the candidate. Each endorsement should be no more than 300 words
– A concise statement (one sentence) of the achievement(s) for which the award is being given. This statement will appear on the award certificate and on the website.

The nomination rules are:
– The nominee can be any member of the scientific community.
– The nominator must be a SIGACCESS member.
– Self-nomination is not allowed.
– Nominations that do not result in an award can be resubmitted.
– Current members of the SIGACCESS Executive Committee as well as members of the Awards Committee are not eligible.

Selection Committee:

Julio Abascal (Chair), University of the Basque Country, Spain
Joanna McGrenere, University of British Columbia, Canada
Bruce Walker, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA