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 medicare.gov 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 was listed in Intute under Computing > Computers And Society > Social Issues Computing > Information Interfaces And Presentation (for example, HCI) > User Interfaces at Intute Web Resources Record List. Intute was a free online service providing access to Web resources for education and research, created by a network of UK universities and partners. Subject specialists selected and evaluated the websites and wrote descriptions of the resources. Note: Intute and its services closed in July 2011 because of the withdrawal of JISC funding in July 2011.

2005 APEX® Award for Publication Excellence, 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 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: Gold Award for Excellence, The American Association Of Webmasters

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." The American Association Of Webmasters Web Diva: Cynthia Lockley.

2005: ACM SIGCHI Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Resources Bibliography: HCI Webliography: Accessibility Resources

Included in the ACM SIGCHI Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Resources Bibliography: HCI Webliography: Accessibility Resources

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 Kingdon)

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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