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Report on ASSETS 2014

Report on ASSETS 2014 SIGACCESS Newsletter Issue 111 January 2015 REPORT ON ASSETS 2014 Sri Kurniawan General Chair, University of California Santa Cruz skurnia@ucsc.edu John Richards Program Chair, IBM Watson Group jtr@acm.org The 16th ACM SIGACCESS International Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2014) was held in Rochester, New York, USA, one of America's first boomtowns that rose to prominence as the site of many flour mills located on the Genesee River. The conference was held at the Hyatt Rochester, Monday ­ Wednesday, October 20th - 22nd, preceded by a Doctoral Consortium on Sunday October 19th, led by Jinjuan Heidi Feng from Towson University and Claude Chapdelaine from CRIM. The conference began with a welcome by us thanking the organizing and program committee members and the reviewers. The opening session continued with the introduction of the 2014 ACM SIGACCESS Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computing and Accessibility by the SIGACCESS Chair Andrew Sears, followed by the presentation of the 2014 Award Recipient by Julio Abascal, the Chair of the Selection Committee. This award went to Vicki Hanson, a Distinguished Professor at RIT within the HCI and Accessibility research groups and the Chair of Inclusive Technologies at the University of Dundee, for "sustained http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing Association for Computing Machinery

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Association for Computing Machinery
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Copyright © 2015 by ACM Inc.
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1558-2337
DOI
10.1145/2809904.2809905
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SIGACCESS Newsletter Issue 111 January 2015 REPORT ON ASSETS 2014 Sri Kurniawan General Chair, University of California Santa Cruz skurnia@ucsc.edu John Richards Program Chair, IBM Watson Group jtr@acm.org The 16th ACM SIGACCESS International Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2014) was held in Rochester, New York, USA, one of America's first boomtowns that rose to prominence as the site of many flour mills located on the Genesee River. The conference was held at the Hyatt Rochester, Monday ­ Wednesday, October 20th - 22nd, preceded by a Doctoral Consortium on Sunday October 19th, led by Jinjuan Heidi Feng from Towson University and Claude Chapdelaine from CRIM. The conference began with a welcome by us thanking the organizing and program committee members and the reviewers. The opening session continued with the introduction of the 2014 ACM SIGACCESS Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computing and Accessibility by the SIGACCESS Chair Andrew Sears, followed by the presentation of the 2014 Award Recipient by Julio Abascal, the Chair of the Selection Committee. This award went to Vicki Hanson, a Distinguished Professor at RIT within the HCI and Accessibility research groups and the Chair of Inclusive Technologies at the University of Dundee, for "sustained

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ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and ComputingAssociation for Computing Machinery

Published: Jan 29, 2015

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