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The 10th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility

W4A 2013 (#w4a13)

Co-located with the 23th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW2013
13-15th May 2013 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Full Programme available at

Registration, Fees and Accommodation

Fees: 600US$ (late registration) and 250$ (students)

Keynotes –
- Keynote by Dr. Ed H. Chi (Google Inc. ): The False Dichotomy between Accessibility and Usability, Tuesday 14
- William Loughborough After-Dinner Speech by Dr. Clayton Lewis (Nat. Inst. on Disability and Rehab Research): Pushing the Raman Principle, Monday 13

Monday, May 13th – more info in

8:00-8:45 Registration
8:45-9:00 Opening
9:00-10:00 Session 1: Guidelines and Accessibility Guidelines
10:30-12:00 Session 2: Universal access, multimodal and mobile interaction
13:30-14:10 Session 3: Google Student Awards and W4A 2012 Camp Report
15:00-16:30 Session 4: ARIA
17:00-18:10 Session 5: Web accessibility and Dyslexia
19:30 Dinner and “William Loughborough” After Dinner Speech: Pushing the Raman Principle. Clayton Lewis.

Tuesday, May 14th – more info in
09:30-10:30 Keynote by Ed H. Chi
11:00-12:30 Session 4: Designing Web Accessibility
14:00-15:40 Session 5: Dyslexia and Sign Language on the Web
16:00-17:10 Session 6: Innovative Accessibility Techniques and Studies
17:10-17:30 Awards and Closing
17:30 onwards, unofficial social event

Crazy Wednesday, May 15th
Full day: W4A Camp

Endorsement & Sponsors
This year W4A is endorsed by the IW3C2 in cooperation with the ACM and its Special Interest Groups SIGACCESS, SIGCHI and SIGWEB. The general conference is supported by The Paciello Group, Google and the Zakon Group; the Web Accessibility Challenge is sponsored by The Paciello Group and the Student Awards are sponsored by Google.

W4A stats
As of April 2013 average downloads per article at the ACM Digital Library is 434 and average citations per article is 3.71.
To see the stats check the ACM Digital Library site for the W4A conference at

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Tentative program is ready

We’re excited to share with you the early version of the program of this year conference.

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Accepted papers

The acceptance/rejection decision was taken.
We have accepted 7 (of 20) technical papers (35% – all with outstanding reviews scores) and 10 (of 22) communication papers (45% – all with positive scores).

The conference program is being produced now.

Authors, please take a look at the Camera Ready Instructions page.
Also remember that we will need your manuscript no later than March 27. Than is next Wednesday.

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