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Wed, 3 Jun 2020 08:22:56 +0900
Sayan Sarcar <[log in to unmask]>
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Stephanie Valencia Valencia <[log in to unmask]>
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Please submit your nominations by e-mail to Simon Harper at
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June 2020.

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
Making a nomination

The deadline for nominations for the 2020 award is June 30th, 2020. The
award will be presented at ASSETS 2020.

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
   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 2020 Awards Selection committee is chaired by Simon Harper of the
University of Manchester, UK. Please direct queries to
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Prof. Harper is joined by Dr Chieko Asakawa IBM Research Tokyo and
Carnegie-Mellon University, USA and Professor Sri Kurniawan, of the
University of California Santa Cruz, USA.

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.

Online at:

Previous Winners

   - 2018 Judy Brewer
   - 2016 Richard E. Ladner
   - 2014 Vicki L. Hanson
   - 2012 John Gardner
   - 2010 Albert Cook
   - 2008 Jim Thatcher

Best regards,
Stephanie Valencia and Sayan Sarcar
ASSETS'20 Publicity Chairs

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