Final Call for Papers

“Education for All on the Web” is the theme for the 13th International Web for All Conference. W4A2016 will be set in Montreal, Canada, co-located with the 25th International World Wide Web Conference. Deadline for all submissions is January 15th, 2016.

Important dates – Midnight PST-8 (HST)

  • Submissions: January 15
  • Rebuttals: February 5-12
  • Decisions: February 19
  • Camera ready: March 3


Submissions should detail novel engineering solutions and scientific insights into Web and Mobile technologies that impact the needs of diverse learners, and may be one of the following forms:

  • 10-page technical papers (best paper award $2000)
  • 4-page communication papers (best paper award $1000)
  • 2-page extended abstracts for the Paciello Group Web Accessibility Challenge Award
  • 2-page extended abstracts for the Google Doctoral Consortium competition
    (6 x $1000)
  • 10, 4, or 2 page paper for the Student Grant Award (4 x $500)

All accepted submissions are published to the ACM Digital Library. Paper Submission Template is available from ACM. Technical and Communication papers should be submitted through the W4A Submission page.

Send Doctoral Consortium submissions to
Send Web Accessibility Challenge submissions to


We invite you to submit your best work on improving and understanding
access for people across the accessibility spectrum. Areas of interest
this year include, but are not limited to:

  • 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.


  • Jutta Treviranus, Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
  • Jennison Asuncion, Co-Founder, Global Accessibility Awareness Day


Register for W4A2016 through the WWW2016 Registration Gateway.

The 13th Web for All Conference

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

Important dates

» Camera Ready papers: 10 March

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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