Awards and Public Service for Jim Fruchterman
- Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (2012)
- John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2006)
- Technical Advisory Committee Member, National Instructional Materials
Accessibility Standard, U.S. Department of Education (2005-present)
- Advisory Committee Member, National Instructional Materials Accessibility
Center, U.S. Department of Education (2006- present)
- Laureate, The 2001
Tech Museum Awards (for the Bookshare® and Martus projects)
Library Association Francis Joseph Campbell Award 2003
Foundation Social Entrepreneur Award of 2003: attending the World
Economic Forum in Davos from 2003 until 2008
- Member, the Community Partnership Committee, which oversees a diversity
and disability agreement with AT&T
Yale-Goldman Sachs National Nonprofit Business Plan Competition, 2003
- American Foundation for the Blind Access Award, 2003
- Robert S. Bray Award, The American Council of the Blind
Education Category, 2002 Stockholm Challenge (for the Bookshare
- Fast 50 Champion of Innovation
- Judge, 2002 and 2006 Global Social Venture Competition
- Founding Member, Board of Directors of the Social Enterprise Alliance
- Member of the Advisory Board, Telecommunications Access Rehabilitation
Engineering Research Center, a joint effort of the Trace R&D Center
of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Technology Access Program
of Gallaudet University, 2001-present
- Panelist, National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation
Research Program, 1998, 2000, 2003
- Member, Electronic Information and Technology Access Advisory Committee,
a federal advisory committee responsible for drafting federal acquisition
standards for accessibility under Section 508, 1998-1999
- Member, Telecommunications Access Advisory Committee, a federal
advisory committee responsible for making recommendations to the U.S.
Access Board and Federal Communications Commission on implementing
portions of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, 1996-1997
- U.S. Patent Number 5,470,223: System and Method for Tracking a Pedestrian
- Finalist, 1996 Discover Magazine Awards for Technological Innovation
- 1996 Access Award, American Foundation for the Blind
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Awards and Public Service for Patrick Ball
Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (2005)
Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science
and Informatics (2003)
- Special Achievement Award of the Social Statistics Section of the
American Statistical Association (2002)
- Sawyer Fellowship in the Advanced Study Center of the International
Institute of the University of Michigan. Topic: Globalizing Social
- Rackham Graduate Students Regents' Fellowship, Department of Sociology,
The University of Michigan (1988).
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (1988-1991)
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Publications and Talks by Jim Fruchterman
- For Love or Lucre, published in The Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2011.
Infiormation Technology to Meet Social Needs, published in Innovations,
a journal published by MIT Press, Summer 2008.
- Accessing Books and Documents, a chapter in the forthcoming book,
Assistive Technology for Vision-Impaired and Blind People, to be published
by Springer Verlag in 2007
deserves access to technology, online world," OpEd in the
Sacramento Bee, by Jim Fruchterman and Gregg Vanderheiden, June 17,
Print and Accessibility, 2005
- Technology Benefiting
Humanity, published in Ubiquity, the ACM’s on-line
the Palm of Your Hand: A Vision of the Future of Technology for People
with Visual Impairments, published in the American Foundation
for the Blind’s Journal
of Vision Impairment and Blindness, October 2003.
The Chafee Amendment: Improving Access to Information, published
Technology and Disabilities, a journal published by
Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI), co-authored with
Bookshare Senior Product Manager Alison Lingane, October 2003.
Soundproof Book: Exploration of Rights Conflict and Access to Commercial
EBooks for People with Disabilities, published in First
Monday, co-authored with George Kerscher, the International Project
Manager of the DAISY
Consortium, May 2002
- Bookshare, Books without
Barriers, at the Closing
the Gap conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2001
- Two talks given at the IT Accessibility 2001 Conference, May 2001
at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
- I Dream of Software (Available
- The Business Case for Adaptive Technology (Available
- A talk at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the
Advancement of the Machine, Boston, MA, February 2000: Humanizing
the Voice of the Machine, with Mari Ostendorf, University of Washington
Many Facets of Open Book: Ruby Edition, California State University,
Northridge (CSUN), 15th Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference,
- Corporate Responsibility for Adaptive Technology
California State University, Northridge (CSUN), 14th Technology and
Persons with Disabilities Conference, March, 1999
- Developing Partnerships for Assistive and Universally Designed
Technology for Persons with Disabilities, Testimony before United
States House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Subcommittee
on Technology, August 4, 1998.
- The Future of Talking Software
CSUN 12th Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, March,
- The Future of Reading Machines
CSUN 11th Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, March,
- Access to Maps and Location Information through Virtual Reality
Techniques and GPS Satellite Receivers, 3rd International Technical
Aids Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, July, 1994
- Global Social Venture Competition Finals, keynote speaker, New York,
- PARC Forum, 2006
- It’s Not Rocket Science: Building Social Enterprises”,
keynote speaker, 7th Gathering of the Social Enterprise
- Seventh International Association for Pattern Recognition Workshop
on Document Analysis Systems, keynote speaker, Nelson, New Zealand,
- Alliance for Technology Access Institute, keynote speaker, 2005
- Social Entrepreneurship talks at the following universities during
2005 and 2006
- UC Davis
- UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
- University of the Pacific
- University of Geneva
- Oxford University
- Columbia University
- Santa Clara University
- Stanford University
- Harvard University
- Overcoming Barriers to Building a Global Library for People with
Disabilities, World Summit on the Information Society, Tunis, 2005
- Entrepreneurial Technology Approaches to Societal Problems in the
Developed and Developing World, Net Impact Annual Conference, 2005
- Seizing Market Failure as an Investment Opportunity, keynote speaker
at Business for Social Responsibility Annual Conference, Los Angeles,
- In the Palm of Your Hand, keynote speaker for the World Blind Union
Asia Pacific conference, Singapore, November, 2003
- Technology and Human Rights, University of Peredeniya, Sri Lanka,
- When Markets Fail, Who Responds? Discussion Leader
at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 2003
- Technology for Nonprofits, with Michael Gilbert, National Gathering
for Social Entrepreneurs, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December, 2002
- Bookshare: Large Scale, Web-Based Accessible Books, TechShare conference
organized by the Royal National Institute of the Blind, Birmingham,
UK, November 2002
- Putting Technology to Work for Development, speech at the United
Nations to the joint meeting of the World Technology Network and UNOPS,
Click here to listen to audio of speech (MP3 Format)
to read the text of speech (Microsoft Word Format)
- Bookshare: The Project for Creating Accessible Books through Computers,
at the General Session of the National Federation of the Blind 2002
Annual Convention, July 2002
- Stanford Social Entrepreneurship Conference, January 2002
- The Once
and Future Web: Tenth Anniversary of the First U.S. Web Page at
the Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory, December 2001
- NetImpact Annual Conference at Kenan-Flagler Business School, November
- American Council of the Blind Annual Convention, July 2001
- Guest lectures at Haas Business School, Seattle Pacific University
Socially Beneficial Technology into the Service of Humanity, EE380
at Stanford University, April 2001
- Information Technology in the Service of Human Rights at the Computers,
Freedom and Privacy Conference, March 2001
- International Technical Aids Seminar, Tokyo, Japan
- Rank Prize Fund Symposium, Grasmere, England
- Guest Lecturer for CSUN program in disability leadership
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Publications and Presentations by Patrick
- Silva, Romesh and Patrick Ball, "The Profile of Human Rights
Violations in Timor-Leste, 1974-1999", a Report by the Benetech
Human Rights Data Analysis Group to the Commission on Reception, Truth
and Reconciliation. 9 February 2006. Available online at http://www.hrdag.org/timor.
- Silva, Romesh, and Patrick Ball. "The
Demography of Large-Scale Human Rights Atrocities: Integrating demographic
and statistical analysis into post-conflict historical clarification
in Timor-Leste." Paper presented at the 2006 meetings of
the Population Association of America.
- Silva, Romesh and Patrick Ball. "The Demography of Conflict-Related
Mortality in Timor-Leste (1974-1999): Empirical Quantitative Measurement
of Civilian Killings, Disappearances & Famine-Related Deaths"
In Papers on Human Rights and Statistics, D. Banks, J. Asher
and F. Scheuren, eds., ASA/SIAM Monograph Series, Philadelphia, PA
(USA), pp. 42-57. (Forthcoming: May, 2006)
- Ball, Patrick. "On the Quantification of Horror: Field Notes
on Statistical Analysis of Human Rights Violations." in Repression
and Mobilization, ed. by Christian Davenport, Hank Johnston,
and Carol Mueller. Minneapolis: U Minnesota P. 2005.
- Ball, Patrick. 2005. "Free Software," in The Encyclopedia
of Science, Technology, and Ethics. ed. by Carl Mitcham. Farmington
Hills, MI: Thomson Gale.
- Silva, Romesh and Patrick Ball. "On the Use of Sample Surveys
and Multiple Systems Estimations in Assessing Large-Scale Human Rights
Violations: Recent Experiences from Timor-Leste." Proceedings
of the Social Statistics Section – Joint Statistical Meetings.
New York, (USA). August, 2005.
- Silva, Romesh. "Quantitative
Data Analysis and Large-Scale Human Rights Violations: An Example
of Applied Statistics at the Grassroots." Gazette of
the Australian Mathematical Society. Canberra (Australia). Volume
32, Number 2, May 2005.
and Slobodan by Patrick Ball and Jana Asher [Chance vol.
15, No. 4, 2002]
- Davenport, Christian, and Patrick Ball. "Views to a Kill: Exploring
the Implications of Source Selection in the Case of Guatemalan State
Terror, 1977-1996." Journal of Conflict Resolution 46(3):
- Killings and
Refugee Flow in Kosovo, March - June, 1999
to questions from ICTY office
- Silva, Romesh "On the Maintenance and Measurement of Inter-Rater
Reliability when Documenting Large-Scale Human Rights Violations."
Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings of the American
Statistical Association, the International Biometric Society (ENAR
and WNAR), the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the Statistical
Society of Canada. August, 2002.
- Ball, Patrick. "Making the Case: The Role of Statistics in
Human Rights Reporting." Statistical Journal of the United
Nations Economic Commission for Europe. 18(2-3):163-174. 2001.
- "Understanding Human Rights Violation Data through the Analysis
of Circuits." Co-authored with Jana Asher. Proceedings of the
Joint Statistical Meetings, 2001
- Chapman, Audrey R. and Patrick Ball. "The Truth of Truth Commissions:
Comparative Lessons from Haiti, South Africa, and Guatemala."
Human Rights Quarterly. 23(4):1-42. 2001
- State Violence in Guatemala, 1960-1996: a Quantitative Reflection.
(with Paul Kobrak and Herbert F. Spirer) Washington DC: AAAS, 1999.
1991 – 1993
- "How many Peruvians have died? An estimate of the total number
of victims killed or disappeared in the armed internal conflict between
1980 and 2000." A report to the Peruvian Commission for Truth
and Justice [CVR]; also published as Anexo 2 of the CVR report. Co-authored
with Jana Asher, David Sulmont, and Daniel Manrique. Washington, DC:
AAAS, August 2003.
- "Using Multiple System Estimation to Assess the Magnitude and
Pattern of Political Killings in Guatemala and Kosovo." Proceedings
of the Meetings of the International Statistical Institute. Berlin,
Germany, August, 2003.
- " Killings and Refugee Flow in Kosovo, March-June 1999: A Report
to the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia."
Co-authored with Wendy Betts, Fritz Scheuren, Jana Dudokovic, and
Jana Asher. Washington, DC: AAAS, January 2002.
- Political Killings in Kosova/Kosovo, March - June 1999. (with the
American Bar Association-Central and East European Law Initiative).
Washington DC: ABA/CEELI-AAAS, 2000.
- Policy or Panic? Patterns of Kosovar Albanian Refugee Flow, March-May
1999. Washington DC: AAAS, 2000.
- "Information Technology, Information Management, and Human
Rights: A Response to Metzl." Co-authored with Mark Girouard
and Audrey R. Chapman. Human Rights Quarterly. 19(4): 836-859, 1997.
- Who Did What to Whom: Planning and Implementing a Large-Scale Human
Rights Data Project. Washington, DC: AAAS, 1996.
- "Abstract Fields and Dynamic Data Types." FoxTalk. 5(12):3-13,
- "The cryptography saga and the virtualization of data: implications
for human rights work." Computers, Freedom, and Privacy '03,
- "Statistics and Slobodan: Crunching Big Data for the Prosecution
in the Trial of Former President." Presented to plenary session
of Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference, San Francisco, CA,
April 2003. (Also presented to the Washington Statistical Society,
May, 2002; "Seminar on Bomb Damage Assessment," convened
by Harvard University's Carr Center for Human Rights, Washington DC,
June 2002; Keynote at Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility,
October 2002; Keynote at "Art, Media, and Human Rights: Dignity
without Borders," Columbia College of Chicago, May 2003).
- "Hacktivism and Human Rights." Presented to the annual
meeting of DefCon, Las Vegas, NV, July 2001. (See http://defcon.org/).
- "Making the Case: Statistics as Information Technology for
Human Rights." Presented to the
Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference, Boston, MA, March 2001.
- "Making the Case: The Role of Statistics in Human Rights Reporting."
Presented to the bi-annual meeting of the International Association
for Official Statistics, Montreux, Switzerland, September 2000. (Also
presented to the annual meetings of the American Bar Association,
Law and Technology Group, New York, NY, July 2000; and a conference
organized by The Crimes of War Project, Washington, DC, May 2000).
- "Kosovar Albanian Refugee Flows: data sources, methods, and
limitation." Presented with Fritz Scheuren at the annual meetings
of the Population Association of America, Los Angeles, CA, March 2000.
- "Statistics and Data Analysis in the Service of Human Rights:
A Case Study." Presented at the Annual Joint Statistical Meetings,
Baltimore, MD, August 1999.
- "Security Problems for Human Rights Organizations Using the
Internet." Presented to the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference,
Austin, TX. (also presented to CUSHRID-Net, May 1998, Washington DC;
Harvard Information Infrastructure Project, Cambridge MA, October
1998; and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists,
Cambridge, MA, November 1998).
- "Cryptographic Applications for Human Rights Organizations
Using the Internet." A Briefing sponsored by AAAS and the House
Subcommittee on Technology. Rayburn House Office Building, Washington,
DC, August 1997.
- "Survey Design for Human Rights Organizations." Workshop
given at the Third Annual Meeting of the Canada-U.S. Human Rights
Information and Documentation Network (CUSHRID-Net) meetings. Presented
with Margaret Weigers. College Park, MD, November 1996.
- "Common Errors in Database Design for Human Rights Applications."
Presented at the Second Annual Meeting of the Canada-U.S. Human Rights
Information and Documentation Network (CUSHRID-Net) meetings. College
Park, MD, November 1995.
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Publications by Benetech