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UW CSE’s Aditya Vashistha wins $10,000 Access Facebook Award, part of the Access Innovation Prize

accessThe goal of the Access Facebook Award is to reward innovative projects using the Facebook platform to deliver a human rights or social good outcome.

At this week’s RightsCon, IVR Junction – a free and open-source tool that enables marginalized communities to be heard on the Internet through phone-based reporting and automated content updating and sharing on Facebook – was named the winner of the 2014 Access Facebook Award.

IVR Junction was developed in the Technology for Emerging Markets group at Microsoft Research India by Microsoft researcher Bill Thies and UW CSE Ph.D. student Aditya Vashistha.

Congratulations to Bill and Aditya!  Learn more about IVR Junction here.