Final Programme

Monday, 18 May
Tuesday, 19 May
Wednesday, 20 May

Legend:

T – Technical Paper (15 + 5 minutes)

C – Communication Paper (10 + 5 minutes)

P – The Paciello Group Accessibility Challenge

DC – Doctoral Consortium Lightning Talk (5 + 5 minutes)

– Best paper nominee in its category

Monday, 18 May

9:00 – 10:30 Opening and keynote. Chair: Luís Carriço.

  1. Opening statements
  2. Keynote address: Sense and sensibility: smartphones and wearable technologies to support seniors
    Lorenzo Chiari (University of Bologna)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 Human Computation. Chair: Markel Vigo.

  1. [T] CAN: Composable Accessibility Infrastructure via Data-Driven Crowdsourcing
    Yun Huang (Syracuse University), Brian Dobreski (Syracuse University), Bijay Bhaskar Deo (Syracuse University), Jiahang Xin (Syracuse University), Natã Miccael Barbosa (Centro Universitário -Católica de Santa Catarina Brazil), Yang Wang (Syracuse University), Jeffrey P. Bigham (Carnegie Mellon University)
  2. [T] SmartWrap: Seeing Datasets with the Crowd’s Eyes
    Steven Gardiner (Carnegie Mellon University), Anthony Tomasic (Carnegie Mellon University), John Zimmerman (Carnegie Mellon University)
  3. [T] Measuring Text Simplification with the Crowd
    Walter S. Lasecki (University of Rochester / Carnegie Mellon University), Luz Rello (Carnegie Mellon University), Jeffrey P. Bigham (Carnegie Mellon University)
  4. [C] Evaluation of Real-time Captioning by Machine Recognition with Human Support
    Hironobu Takagi (IBM Research Tokyo), Takashi Itoh (IBM Research Tokyo), Kaoru Shinkawa (IBM Research Tokyo)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Learning and Language. Chair: Yeliz Yesilada.

  1. [T] End-to-end Solution for Accessible Chemical Diagrams
    Volker Sorge (University of Birmingham), Mark Lee (University of Birmingham), Sandy Wilkinson (University of Bimingham)
  2. [T] DOM Block Clustering for Enhanced Sampling and Evaluation
    Simon Harper (University of Manchester), Anwar Ahmad Moon (University of Manchester), Markel Vigo (University of Manchester), Giorgio Brajnik (University of Udine), Yeliz Yesilada (Middle East Technical University)
  3. [C] Responsive Design for Personalised Subtitles
    Chris Hughes (BBC R&D), Mike Armstrong (BBC R&D), Rhianne Jones (BBC R&D), Michael Crabb (University of Dundee)
  4. [C] Dyslexia and Web Accessibility: Synergies and Challenges
    Luz Rello (Carnegie Mellon University)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:15 Transcoding and Automation. Chair: Hironobu Takagi.

  1. [T] Reconciling user and designer preferences in adapting web pages for people with low vision
    Yoann Bonavero (CNRS Université Montpellier), Marianne Huchard (CNRS Université Montpellier), Michel Meynard (CNRS Université Montpellier)
  2. [C] Complexities of Practical Web Automation
    Yury Puzis (Stony Brook University), Yevgen Borodin ( Stony Brook University), I.V. Ramakrishnan (Stony Brook University)
  3. [C] “Old Habits Die Hard!” Eyetracking Based Experiential Transcoding: A study with Mobile Users
    Elgin Akpınar (Middle East Technical University), Yeliz Yesilada (Middle East Technical University)
  4. [DC] Semiotics contributions to accessible interface design
    María Inés Laitano (Université Paris 8)

17:15 – 17:30 W4A Camp Report. Chair: Giorgio Brajnik.

20:00 W4A Dinner & William Loughborough Talk

Riches Beyond Measure: A New Frontier in Web Accessibility
Kevin Carey (RNIB)

Tuesday, 19 May

9:00 – 10:30 Evaluation and Sampling. Chair: David Sloan.

  1. [C] A Plug-in to Aid Online Reading in Spanish
    Luz Rello (Carnegie Mellon University), Roberto Carlini (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Yahoo Labs), Jeffrey P. Bigham (Carnegie Mellon University)
  2. [T] Detecting Readers with Dyslexia Using Machine Learning with Eye Tracking Measures
    Luz Rello (Carnegie Mellon University), Miguel Ballesteros (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  3. [C] Unlocking the Potential of Web Localizers as Contributors to Image Accessibility: What Do Evaluation Tools Have to Offer?
    Silvia Rodriguez Vazquez (University of Geneva)
  4. [C] An optimal sampling method for Web Accessibility Quantitative Metric
    Mengni Zhang (Zhejiang University), Can Wang (Zhejiang University), Jiajun Bu (Zhejiang University), Zhi Yu (Zhejiang University), Yi Lu (Zhejiang University), Ruijie Zhang (Zhejiang University), Chun Chen (Zhejiang University)
  5. [DC] Linked Data-Driven Decision Support for Accessible Travelling
    Chaohai Ding (University of Southampton)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 Adaptation. Chair: Jeff Bigham.

  1. [T] Understanding Design Considerations for Adaptive User Interfaces for Accessible Pointing with Older and Younger Adults
    Aqueasha Martin-Hammond (UMBC), Abdullah Ali (UMBC), Catherine Hornback (UMBC), Amy Hurst (UMBC)
  2. [C] OptimusWeb: Selective Delivery of Desktop or Mobile Webpages
    Nádia Fernandes (University of Lisbon), Diogo Marques (University of Lisbon), Tiago Guerreiro (University of Lisbon), Luís Carriço (University of Lisbon)
  3. [C] Look Ma, No ARIA: Generic Accessible Interfaces for Web Widgets
    Valentyn Melnyk (Stony Brook University), Vikas Ashok (Stony Brook University), Yury Puzis (Charmtech Labs LLC), Yevgen Borodin (Charmtech Labs LLC), Andrii Soviak (Charmtech Labs LLC), I.V. Ramakrishnan (Charmtech Labs LLC)
  4. [DC] A4TV: Assessing and Ameliorating the Accessibility of the Ascending connected TV platforms
    Daniel Costa (University of Lisbon)
  5. [DC] Just-In-Time Cognitive Assessment and Task Recommendation for Individuals with Cognitive Impairments
    Sean-Ryan Smith (University of California Santa Cruz)

12:30 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 14:30 End-User Tools. Chair: Hugo Nicolau.

  1. [T] Capti-Speak: A Speech-Enabled Web Screen Reader
    Vikas Ashok (Stony Brook University), Yevgen Borodin (Charmtech Labs LLC), Yury Puzis (Charmtech Labs LLC), I V Ramakrishnan (Charmtech Labs LLC)
  2. [T] Empathic communication of accessibility barriers in Web 2.0 editing
    Afra Pascual (University of Lleida), Mireia Ribera (University of Barcelona), Toni Granollers (University of Lleida)

14:45 – 15:30 Panel: “Wear for All: Improving Accessibility with Wearables”. Chair: Yevgen Borodin.

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30 The Paciello Group Accessibility Challenge. Chairs: Vivienne Conway and Luz Rello.

  1. [P] A Web based Multi-Linguists Symbol-to-Text AAC Application
    Chaohai Ding, Nawar Halabi, Lama Al-Zaben, Yunjia Li, E.A. Draffan, Mike Wald
  2. [P] Refreshable Braille Oral Appliance
    Naomi Jobrack
  3. [P] A Mean for Communication between Deaf and Hearing Pairs in Inclusive Educational Settings: The Sessai App
    Soraia Silva Prietch, Emanuel J. Santos, Lucia Vilela Leite Filgueiras
  4. [P] Browser-independent Accessible Math
    Neil Soiffer
  5. [P] Responsive Design for Personalised Subtitles
    Chris. J . Hughes, Mike Armstrong
  6. [P] Empathic communication of accessibility barriers in Web 2.0 editing
    Afra Pascual, Mireia Ribera, Toni Granollers
  7. [P] Understanding Design Considerations for Adaptive User Interfaces for Accessible Pointing with Older and Younger Adults
    Aqueasha Martin-Hammond, Abdullah Ali, Catherine Hornback, Amy Hurst
  8. [P] End-to-end Solution for Accessible Chemical Diagrams
    Volker Sorge, Mark Lee, Sandy Wilkinson
  9. [P] evoGraphs – A jQuery Plugin to Create Web Accessible Graphs
    Ather Sharif
  10. [P] Acrolinx: a Controlled-Language Checker Turned into an Accessibility Evaluation Tool for Image Text Alternatives
    Silvia Rodriguez Vasquez, Sabine Lehmann

Wednesday, 20 May

9:00 – 10:30 Wearables, Tactiles and Mobiles. Chair: Volker Sorge.

  1. [T] Enhancing Android Accessibility for Users with Hand Tremor by Reducing Fine Pointing and Steady Tapping
    Yu Zhong (University of Rochester), Astrid Weber (Google), Casey Burkhardt (Google), Phil Weaver (Google), Jeffrey P. Bigham (Carnegie Mellon University)
  2. [C] HoliBraille: Multipoint Vibrotactile Feedback on Mobile Devices
    Hugo Nicolau (Rochester Institute of Technology), Kyle Montague (University of Dundee), Tiago Guerreiro (University of Lisbon), André Rodrigues (University of Lisbon), Vicki Hanson (Rochester Institute of Technology)
  3. [C] What Not to Wearable: Using Participatory Workshops to Explore Wearable Device Form Factors for Blind Users
    Michele Williams (UMBC), Erin Buehler (UMBC), Amy Hurst (UMBC), Shaun Kane (University of Colorado Boulder)
  4. [DC] Haptic Gloves for Audio-Tactile Web Accessibility
    Andrii Soviak (Stony Brook University)
  5. [DC] Accessible On-line Graphics for Visually Impaired
    Anuradha Madugalla (Monash University)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15 Standards and Best Practices. Chair: Simon Harper.

  1. [C] Affordable Web Accessibility: A Case For Cheaper ARIA
    Yury Puzis (Stony Brook University), Yevgen Borodin (Stony Brook University), Andrii Soviak (Stony Brook University), Valentyn Melnyk (Stony Brook University), I.V. Ramakrishnan (Stony Brook University)
  2. [C] Complementing Accessibility Standards with Evidence of Commitment and Progress
    Sarah Horton (The Paciello Group), David Sloan (The Paciello Group), Henny Swan (The Paciello Group)
  3. [C] Creating Accessible PDFs for Conference Proceedings
    Erin Brady (University of Rochester), Yu Zhong (University of Rochester), Jeffrey P. Bigham (Carnegie Mellon University)
  4. [C] Towards a Unified Definition of Web Accessibility
    Helen Petrie (University of York), Andreas Savva (University of York), Christopher Power (University of York)

12:15 – 12:30 Closing and Awards. Chair: Silvia Mirri.

Afternoon: W4A Camp