The SIGACCESS Best Paper Award is presented to the individual(s) judged by an awards committee to have written the best paper appearing in the ASSETS conference proceedings. Recipients are presented with a certificate from ACM at the conference.
The SIGACCESS Best Student Paper Award is presented to the individual(s) judged by an awards committee to have written the best student paper appearing in the ASSETS conference proceedings. To be considered for the Best Student Paper Award, the student must be the first author.
The SIGACCESS ASSETS Paper Impact Award is presented in odd-numbered years to the authors of an ASSETS conference paper presented 10 or more years prior to the award year which has had a significant impact on computing and information technology that addresses the needs of persons with disabilities. The award includes a $500 prize and a plaque.
Based on the technical paper reviews, the Program Chair selects a shortlist of best paper candidates. These are discussed and reviewed by a selection committee drawn from the program committee. Membership on this selection committee is limited to those who have no conflict of interest with the shortlisted papers, as defined by the ACM SIGACCESS Conflict of Interest Policy.