United States – 2004

For contributions to computing technologies for people with disabilities.

Vicki Hanson is Professor of Inclusive Technologies at the University of Dundee, and Research Staff Member Emeritus from IBM Research. She has been working on issues of inclusion for older adults and disabled individuals throughout her career, first as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. She joined the IBM Research Division in 1986 where she founded and managed the Accessibility Research group. Applications she has created have received multiple awards from organizations representing older users and people with disabilities.

An active ACM member for more than 20 years, Vicki currently serves as ACM Secretary/Treasurer. She is Past Chair of the ACM SIG Governing Board, Past Chair of ACM's Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing (SIGACCESS), and founder and co-Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. In 2008, she received the ACM SIGCHI Social Impact Award for the application of HCI research to pressing social needs. She was named an ACM Fellow in 2004 for contributions to computing technologies for people with disabilities

Vicki was recently elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2013). She also received the 2013 Anita Borg Woman of Vision Award for Social Impact.