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Joanna McGrenere <[log in to unmask]>
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Nominations are now open for the SIGACCESS Outstanding Contribution Award!

Deadline: Tuesday May 17, 2016
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Full details found below and on webpage:

    Outstanding Contribution

The SIGACCESS Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computing and 
Accessibility recognizes individuals who have made significant and 
lasting contributions to the development of computing technologies that 
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.

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. A public citation for the award will be 
placed on the SIGACCESS website.

    Making a nomination

The deadline for nominations for the 2016 award is _*May 17th 2016*_. 
The award will be presented at ASSETS 2016.

Nominations for the award must include:

 1. A statement summarizing the candidate’s accomplishments, description
    of the significance of the work, and justification of the nomination
    (two pages maximum);
 2. Curriculum vitae of the nominee;
 3. Three endorsement letters supporting the nomination including the
    significant contributions of the candidate. Each endorsement should
    be no more than 300 words
 4. 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:

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

    Selection Committee

The 2016 Awards Selection committee is chaired by Professor Joanna 
McGrenere of the University of British Columbia, Canada. Please direct 
queries to joanna at cs dot ubc dot ca.

Prof. McGrenere is joined by Professor Clayton Lewis of the University 
of Colorado, USA, and Dr Alistair Edwards, of the University of York, UK.

The SIGACCESS Awards Selection Committee members are appointed by the 
current SIGACCESS officers and serve staggered three year terms. The 
committee chair adjudicates conflicts of interest, appointing 
substitutes to the committee as necessary.

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