Jennifer Mankoff, Gillian Hayes, and Devva Kasnitz Win the 2021 SIGACCESS ASSETS Paper Impact Award
AccessComputing partners, Jennifer Mankoff, representing the Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences (CREATE) at the University of Washington, and Gillian Hayes, representing the University of California, Irvine, along with their co-author Devva Kasnitz, are winners of the 2021 SIGACCESS ASSETS Paper Impact Award. The award is given out every two years to an ASSETS paper published at least 10 years ago and has had a significant impact on computing and information technology that addresses the needs of persons with disabilities. The award recognizes work that presents a significant innovation or contribution to knowledge that has proved influential over time. The paper titled “Disability Studies as a Source of Critical Inquiry for the Field of Assistive Technology” appeared in the 12th international ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2010). The paper points out the connections between the field of disability studies and accessible computing by examining several case studies where the concepts from disability studies influenced that work in accessible computing. The paper gives advice to accessible computing researchers on how to employ the concepts of disabilities studies in their work.