SIG Website and Publication Awards

Website Awards

Mindtouch Most Influential: April 2013

The Accessibility SIG was ranked number 49 in the annual MindTouch list of top 100 influencers in techcomm. SIG manager: Karen Mardahl.

The Daily Reviewer: 1 October 2009

The STC Accessibility SIG's blog was named one of the Top Technical Writing Blogs by The Daily Reviewer.

09 APEX Award Excellence: 25 June 2009

The Accessibility SIG received an Award of Excellence in the Blogs, Forums, & Wikis category. APEX Excellence Award Certificate.

2006 eHealthcare Leadership Award

The Accessibility SIG website received a Silver award for the Best Health/Healthcare Content category in the 2006 eHealthcare Leadership Awards competition! (302.4 KB .pdf) We tied with in our category! Web Diva: Cynthia Lockley. 2006 — Listed in the Intute: Science, Engineering and Technology online service, and in the TechXtra service. The SIG is now listed in Intute under Computing > Computers And Society > Social Issues Computing > Information Interfaces And Presentation (e.g., HCI) > User Interfaces at Intute Web Resources Record List. Intute is a free online service providing you with access to the very best Web resources for education and research. The service is created by a network of UK universities and partners. Subject specialists select and evaluate the websites in their database and write high quality descriptions of the resources. Note: Intute and its services closed in July 2011 because of the withdrawal of JISC funding in July 2011. In the current economy, no alternative funding can be found. The site has been archived and they are not adding any further resources to the catalogue or making any changes to existing content 2005 — Won 2005 APEX® Awards for Publication Excellence in the category of "One to Two Person-Produced Web & Intranet Sites". The 2005 APEX® awards were based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry—in the opinion of the judges—in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. A total of 4,942 entries were evaluated. Of those entries, 100 APEX Grand Awards were presented in 11 major categories to honor the outstanding works in those categories; and 1,523 APEX Awards of Excellence recognize excellence in 109 individual categories. Web Diva: Cynthia Lockley. 2005 — Earned a Gold Award for Excellence from The American Association Of Webmasters June 2005. Web Diva: Cynthia Lockley. Judge's comments: "We see all the hard work and dedication that you have put into constructing your website and your efforts are well deserved. Your site displays: A nice clean Design and Layout of Website, with quality content and informative information for your visitors." 2005 — Included in the ACM SIGCHI Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Resources Bibliography: HCI Webliography: Accessibility Resources 2005 2004 — Included in the Best of the Web collection for Computing information sites by EEVL: the Internet Guide for Engineering, Mathematics, and Computing 2004 [United Kingdom] Note: 2006 – EEVL is no longer available. Most of its services were incorporated into the Intute: Science, Engineering and Technology online service, and the TechXtra service.

Publication Awards

2001 — Apex Award, Special Needs Committee Brochure The STC Special Needs Committee 2001-2002 promotional brochure won an Award of Excellence in the APEX 2001 publication competition. There were over 5100 entries. Of those, only about 28% won awards – 75 Grand Awards and a little over 1300 Awards of Excellence. The committee's Award of Excellence indicates their brochure truly stood out. Designers, editors, and production managers: Jodie Gilmore and Judith Skinner.
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