Education for All on the Web

The rapid emergence of online learning has brought many accessibility challenges. MOOCs, Big Data, and Open Content are changing how we look at education, broadening access to learning for millions, soon billions of individuals, and creating new opportunities to remove barriers to literacy, education, and the search for knowledge. With the explosive growth of opportunities to learn online, the theme of the 13th International Web for All Conference is “Education for All on the Web.” Examples of the topics we would like to see include:

  • Accessibility challenges in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics on the Web.
  • Inclusive online arts and humanities learning.
  • Accessible MOOCs and Web-based learning tools.
  • Accessible multimedia including video, podcasts and slides.
  • Web programming and coding for everyone.
  • Web access to Big Data tools and data sources.
  • Learning analytics to support Web accessibility for online learners.
  • Personalized learning on the Web.
  • Advances in accessible mobile learning technologies.
  • Accessible Web maps and Web graphics.
  • Removing barriers to chemistry, statistics, and mathematics on the Web.
  • Access to online exhibitions and museums.
  • Web collaboration and knowledge sharing.
  • Barrier-free online synchronous and asynchronous communication.
  • Accessible and adaptive Web-based testing and assessment.
  • Accessible simulations, serious gaming, and role playing on the Web.

As is true every year, don’t be deterred by the theme: though papers are expected to detail technical solutions and scientific insights into Web-based learning that address the diverse needs of all learners, other “Web for All” related topics are also welcome. These might include, but are not limited to: aging, cognition, culture, dexterity, disability, diversity, health, income, infrastructure, language and mobility, universal design, assistive technology engineering, content transformation, user modeling, wearable technologies, mobile web and more; we invite your best work that advances our understanding of access for people across the accessibility continuum.

Students are encouraged to attend W4A. Over $13K is available in travel scholarships and awards!

The 13th Web for All Conference

11–13 April 2016. Co-located with WWW2016. Montreal, Canada.

Important dates

» Camera Ready papers: 10 March

Register for W4A

» Register usingWWW2016 Conference Registration

WWW/W4A Hackathon

» Hackathon details
» Hackathon Signup Form


Intuit will award $2000 and $1000 to the best technical and communication papers

Google will sponsor 6 PhD students to participate in the W4A Doctoral Consortium

IBM will provide travel grants to the winners of the People with Disabilities Student Award

The Paciello Group will give the Judges' and Delegates' awards to the winners of the Accessibility Challenge

Canvas and Intuit will award student grants to attend W4A

The ABILITY Magazine will feature the W4A 2016 award winners in their printed and online publications. See the 2015 winners report