SIGACCESS Newsletter

André Rodrigues, Editor-in-Chief, University of Lisbon,

Inside this Issue

Welcome to the October 2019 issue of the ACM SIGACCESS newsletter. This issue highlights the upcoming ASSETS 2019 Workshop AI Fairness for People with Disabilities and features eight of its position papers. Additionally, you will find an article on the benefits of accessibility topics in course curricula.

ASSETS 2019 Workshop: AI Fairness for People with Disabilities

Conference logo showing a bridge, its reflection, and text that reads: ASSETS 2019, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, October 28th to 30th, 2019.

The first article introduces this year Workshop at ASSETS 2019, written by the workshop organizers, Shari Trewin, Meredith Ringel Morris, Stacy Branham, Walter S. Lasecki, Shiri Azenkot, Nicole Bleuel, Shiri Azenkot, Phill Jenkins, and Jeffrey P. Bigham.

The following eight articles are a subset of the position papers to be featured at ASSETS 2019 workshop:


In this article, Kramer presents the preliminary results from a survey gauging the benefits of taking accessibility and Universal Design topics highlighting students interest and career benefits.

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