Call for Participation

We invite you to participate in the Web4All 2018 conference!

Note: The deadline for Regular Registration has been extended to March 30th.

The 15th International Web for All Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility W4A 2018 (#w4a2018) is co-located with the 27th edition of the rebranded World Wide Web Conference. W4A 2018 and the wider ‘The Web Conference’, will take place in Lyon, France on April 23rd – 25th, at the Lyon Convention Centre.

CONFERENCE THEME:

“The Internet of Accessible Things”

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM:

Full Program available at: http://www.w4a.info/2018/conference-program/

KEYNOTES

http://www.w4a.info/2018/keynotes/

  • Amy Hurst, Associate Professor of Human-Centered Computing, University of Maryland, Baltimore County – “Making “Making” Accessible”.
  • Justine Cassell, Associate Dean of Technology Strategy and Impact, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University – “A Person Like Me: Virtual Peers as Interface and Education”.
  • William Loughborough After-Dinner Talk: Helen Petrie, Professor of Human Computer Interaction, Department of Computer Science, University of York – “25 years at the coalface of accessibility: Time flies when you are having fun!”.

REGISTRATION, FEES AND ACCOMMODATION:

Registration: https://twc2018.insight-outside.fr

Fees (W4A only):

  • Normal (1st – 30th March): 620 EUR
  • Late (After 30th March): 700 EUR
  • Student Normal (1st – 30th March): 420 EUR
  • Student Late: (After 30th March): 500 EUR


Preferential rates for accommodation are available during the registration process.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

IBM People with Disabilities Award: W4A is happy to announce the IBM People with Disabilities Award. The award will reimburse the attendance costs for a limited number of students with disabilities and will introduce them to the community of W4A researchers and practitioners who are working to make Web, Mobile, and Wearable devices accessible for all. Details for applicants can be found at the following URL: http://www.w4a.info/2018/submissions/ibm-people-with-disabilities-award/

Posters: We are pleased to announce that this year there will be a Poster Competition on Tuesday, 24th April: http://www.w4a.info/2018/submissions/w4a-poster-competition/. While posters will generally act as a supplement to submissions to the main conference, in the spirit of inclusion, we also welcome submissions from delegates! Please ensure that you signify your intention to submit a poster to Dr Chris Bailey as soon as possible (gc2018@w4a.info).

W4A Unconference: On Wednesday, 25th April, delegates will have access to W4A informal ‘unconference’ activities. W4A brings together developers, researchers and practitioners from all over the world, many of whom share interests or are working on similar solutions to support accessibility for a range of users. We will provide a space to facilitate discussion, foster collaboration and build new relationships in the community among W4A delegates who are recognised experts in their field.

Whether it be a mini-hackathon for developers to investigate technical solutions to accessibility, a moderated group discussion to debate current or future trends in the field or a place for PhD students to share experiences and challenges, we invite you to actively contribute to the W4A conference program.

While topics and areas of interest can be suggested during the conference, we invite delegates to submit on-going projects and topics for discussion to be considered beforehand to enable us to maximise your benefit from these sessions. Please contact the General Chairs directly with suggestions (gc2018@w4a.info).

SUPPORTERS & SPONSORS:

This year W4A is endorsed by the IW3C2 in cooperation with the ACM and its Special Interest Groups SIGACCESS, SIGCHI and SIGWEB. Awards for best Technical and Communication Papers are sponsored by INTUIT, the Web Accessibility Challenge is sponsored by The Paciello Group, the Doctoral Consortium sponsored by Google and the People with Disabilities Award sponsored by IBM. Support has also been provided by OpenConf, CaptiVoice.com and WebKeyIT.

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