Dipner, formerly chair of SIGCAPH
, is president of Meeting the Challenge, Inc., a Colorado-based firm that specializes in assistive technology for individuals with disabilities.
In accordance with policy, the SIG Board voted on August 5 to approve the request to extend the terms of officers for the following Special Interest Groups: SIGForth; SIGOPS; SIGIR; SIGOIS; SIGSIM; SIGMICRO; SIGCOMM; SIGSAC; SIGCAPH
, and SIGUCCS.
Those who would like more information about issues relating to computers and people with disabilities are encouraged to contact ACM's newly revitalized Special Interest Group on Computers and the Physically Handicapped (SIGCAPH
), which now publishes a quarterly newsletter.
Randy Dipner, ACM SIGCAPH
chairman, obtained a $12,094 NSF grant to conduct a study to determine the number and the nature of handicapped persons in the computing profession.