SIGACCESS - Accessible Computing
SIGACCESS ASSETS Paper Impact Award
Presented in odd-numbered years to the authors of an ASSETS conference paper presented 10 or more years prior to the award year which has had a significant impact on computing and information technology that addresses the needs of persons with disabilities. The award includes a $500 prize and a plaque.
SIGACCESS Best Paper Award
Presented to the individual(s) judged by an awards committee to have written the best paper appearing in the ASSETS conference proceedings.
SIGACCESS Best Student Paper Award
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.
SIGACCESS Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility
The 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.The award includes a $1000 honorarium, an award certificate of recognition, and an invitation for the recipient to present a keynote talk at the ASSETS Conference. The award is presented every other year.
ACM SIGKDD announced seven recipients for its inaugural KDD Impact Program, which aims to fund projects that have the potential for maximum impact on society. The proposals covered training data scientists; a hackathon; use of algorithms by government; women data science leaders; a summer school for high school students; data science for social good; and promoting community understanding of Big Data.
The 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility will explore the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults. The scheduled keynote speaker is Judy Brewer, the Director of the Web Accessibility Initiative at the World Wide Web Consortium.