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SIGACCESS Program Review Last review March, 2005. Vicki Hanson, Chair. Membership and Volunteer Development. Steadily growing membership Up from 206 members Dec ’03 to 295 members Dec ’06 2006 Elections – 9 candidates for 3 positions

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Sigaccess program review last review march 2005

SIGACCESS Program ReviewLast review March, 2005

Vicki Hanson, Chair


Membership and volunteer development

Membership and Volunteer Development

  • Steadily growing membership

    • Up from 206 members Dec ’03 to 295 members Dec ’06

  • 2006 Elections – 9 candidates for 3 positions

    • Vicki Hanson (USA), Andrew Sears (USA), Noëlle Carbonell (France)

  • Ready pool of volunteers - Business meetings have high attendance and a large number of volunteers for ASSETS and SIGACCESS

    • New assistant newsletter editor

    • New web column writer (Left Field)

    • New conference organizing positions

    • New Members at Large for EC (3 positions)


Conferences

Conferences

  • ASSETS conference

    • ASSETS’06 had submissions

    • from 14 countries

  • 2005 ASSETS became an

  • annual conference

  • (previously every two years)

  • Other

    • In cooperation with ACM ITiSCE’07

    • WWW accessibility workshops backing (’05 ’06 ’07)

    • Planning workshop in Japan (NSF funding) Spring ‘08


Fund balance below required but improving

Fund balance below required, but improving

Decreasing costs

  • Newsletter has moved to online publication

  • ACM allocation

    Increasing revenue

  • DL allocation

  • Now have annual conference

    • Conference revenue

    • More DL content

  • Looking forward

    • Other conferences


Member benefits

Member benefits

  • Newsletter up to date

  • 2 Best Paper Awards at ASSETS

    • Best paper

    • Best student paper

  • Provided financial support for WWW workshops:

    • W4A’05 “Engineering Accessible Design”

    • W4A’06 “Building the Mobile Web: Rediscovering Accessibility”

    • W4A’07 “The Semantic Web: Hindrance or Opportunity?”

  • New ACM journal

    • Special Issue of TOCHI on Web Accessibility

    • Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS)


Issues for the sig

Issues for the SIG

  • Emphasis on student development

    • ASSETS conference has

    • Doctoral Consortium (sponsored by NSF)

    • ACM Student Research Competition

    • Partner: AccessComputing

    • Website has

    • Thesis abstracts and faculty

  • Issues

    • More involvement of people with disabilities

    • More attention to membership outside USA


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