ACM-W Europe Newsletter

September 2014

Vicki Hanson recognized for Outstanding Contributions to accessibility and computing

RIT professor receives 2014 Association for Computing Machinery SIGACCESS award


Rochester Institute of Technology Distinguished Professor Vicki Hanson has been awarded the 2014 Association for Computing Machinery SIGACCESS Outstanding Contributions Award.
Hanson was recognized for her career-long work on issues of inclusion for people with disabilities, including the development of award-winning applications and software that support older adults and individuals with hearing and vision impairments.
As part of the award, Hanson will serve as keynote speaker at the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, held Oct. 20-22 in Rochester. She will also receive a $1,000 honorarium and a certificate of recognition.



Lynda Hardman gave a very enlightening talk on encouraging more Women in Informatics on 9th of July 2014 at the Spanish conference Jenui 2014 ( at Universidad de Oviedo on Education in Informatics departments. Lynda who is Information Theme Coordinator at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands and is a board member of Informatics Europe.

You can access a video of Lynda‚Äôs presentation:

Her slides on slideshare:

Local TV interview in Spanish:

Call for Volunteers - womENcourage 2015

Following the success of the inaugural womENcourage 2014 in Manchester, UK, womENcourage 2015 will be held at Uppsala University, Sweden. This celebration will bring together students, early career researchers, and practitioners from the computing profession to present, share and celebrate their technical accomplishments and their experiences working and studying in computing and related disciplines.
womENcourage conference serves, among many other purposes, as a way for students at different levels of education to have a -first- contact with research. Participation in the 2014 edition was very high, and we expect it to continue this way. This won't be possible without the collaboration of a committed team of reviewers, who look at undergraduate and/or graduate submissions. Would you like to encourage women to stay in our field? Join us today and make a difference!
To volunteer, please fill in this volunteer application form.

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