Conference Program

Provisional Program:

Sunday April 22, 2018 (pre-conference)

  • W4A Google Doctoral Consortium (13:00 – 6:00)

Monday April 23, 2018

  • Conference opening (8:45 – 9:00)
  • Keynote (09:00 – 10:00)
    • Making “making” Accessible: Amy Hurst, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
  • Session 1: Internet of Things – 1 of 2 (10:00 – 10:30)
  • 10.00-10.15: How Context and User Behavior Affect Indoor Navigation Assistance for Blind People (Communication Paper); Joao Guerreiro, Eshed Ohn-Bar, Dragan Ahmetovic, Chris Kitanai, Chieko Asakawa,Carnegie Mellon University.
  • 10.15-10.30:Internet of Things (IoT) as Assistive Technology: Potential Applications in Tertiary Education (Communication Paper) ; Scott Hollier, Edith Cowan University; Shadi Abou-Zahra, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
  • Morning Break (10.30 – 11.00)
  • Session 2:Education (11:00 – 12:25)
    • 11.00-11.20: Architecture for accessible interactive simulations (Technical Paper) Taliesin Smith, Jesse Greenberg, Sam Reid, Emily Moore, Carnegie Mellon University.
    • 11.20-11.40:The accessibility of administrative processes: Assessing the impacts on students in higher education (Technical Paper); Tim Coughlan, Kate Lister, The Open University.
    • 11.40-11.55: Improving Usability of Math Editors (Communication Paper); Neil Soiffer, Talking Cat Software.
    • 11.55-12.10: A survey on accessibility awareness of Brazilian web developers (Communication Paper); Humberto Lidio Antonelli, Sandra Souza Rodrigues, Renata Pontin de Mattos Fortes, University of Sao Paulo; Willian Massami Watanabe, Federal University of Technology – Paraná.
    • 12.10-12.25: On Accessibility Policies for Higher Education Institutions (Communication Paper); Giorgio Brajnik, Sanela Graca, University of Udine.
  • Lunch Break (12.25 – 13.30)
  • Session 3:IBM Award for Students with Disabilities (13:30 – 14:00)
  • Session 4: Paciello Group Web Accessibility Challenge – Presentation Session (14.00- 15:00)
  • Afternoon Break (15.00 – 15.30)
  • Session 5: Paciello Group Web Accessibility Challenge – Demonstration Session (15.30 – 17:00)
  • Session 6: User Interface Design (17.00 – 17.35)
    • 17.00-17.20: Exploring the Role of Tunnel Vision Simulation in the Design Cycle of Accessible Interfaces (Technical Paper); Rie Kamikubo, Keita Higuchi, Ryo Yonetani, Yoichi Sato, University of Tokyo; Hideki Koike, Tokyo Institute of Technology.
    • 17.20-17.35: Application for the configuration and adaptation of the Android operating system for the visually impaired (Communication Paper); Brunoa De Oliveira, Juliana Braga, Rafael Damaceno, Federal University of ABC.
  • W4A Conference Dinner (19.00)
    • The “William Loughborough” After Dinner Talk: 25 years at the coalface of accessibility: time flies when you are having fun!: Professor Helen Petrie, University of York.

Tuesday April 24, 2018

  • Keynote (9.00 – 10.00)
  • Session 7: Internet of Things – 2 of 2 (10.00 – 10:20)
    • 10.00-10.20: Home Automation for an Independent Living: Investigating Needs of the Visually Impaired People (Technical Paper); Barbara Leporini, Marina Buzzi, ISTI-CNR.
  • Morning Break (10.20 -11.00)
  • Session 8: Learning Disabilities (11:00 – 12:30)
    • 11.00-11.20: Detecting Autism Based on Eye-Tracking Data from Web Searching Tasks (Technical Paper); Victoria Yaneva, Le An Ha, Ruslan Mitkov, University of Wolverhampton; Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada, Middle East Technical University.
    • 11.20-11.40: Towards a Language Independent Detection of Dyslexia with a Web-Game (Technical Paper);Maria Rauschenberger, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; Luz Rello, Jeffrey P. Bigham, Carnegie Mellon University.
    • 11.40-12.00: Computer Anxiety and Interaction: A Systematic Review (Technical Paper); Thiago Donizetti dos Santos, Federal University of ABC; Vagner Figueredo de Santana, IBM Research.
    • 12.00-12.15: Automatic Natural Language Generation Applied to Alternative and Augmentative Communication for Online Video Content Services using SimpleNLG for Spanish (Communication Paper); Silvia García-Méndez, Milagros Fernández-Gavilanes, Enrique Costa-Montenegro, Jonathan Juncal-Martínez, Francisco Javier González-Castaño, GTI Research Group, atlanTTic.
    • 12.15-12.30: Artificial Intelligence for Web Accessibility – Conformance Evaluation as a Way Forward?(Communication Paper); Shadi Abou-Zahra, Judy Brewer, Michael Cooper, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
  • Lunch Break (12.30 – 13.30)
  • Session 9: Evaluation and Testing (13.30 – 14:30)
    • 13.30-13.45: Automatic Role Detection of Visual Elements of Web Pages for Automatic Accessibility Evaluation (Communication Paper);Carlos Duarte, Ana Salvado, Luis Carrico, LASIGE, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa; M Elgin Akpinar, Yeliz Yesilada, Middle East Technical University.
    • 13.45-14.00: Semantic Content Analysis Supporting Web Accessibility Evaluation (Communication Paper); Carlos Duarte, Ines Matos, Luis Carrico, LASIGE, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa.
    • 14.00-14.15: Web Accessibility Evaluation in a Crowdsourcing-Based System with Expertise-Based Decision Strategy (Communication Paper); Shuyi Song, Bu Jiajun, Ye Wang, Zhi Yu, Andreas Artmeier, Can Wang, Zhejiang University; Lianjun Dai, China Disabled Persons’ Federation Information Center.
    • 14.15-14.30: Reliability Aware Web Accessibility Experience Metric (Communication Paper); Shuyi Song, Jiajun Bu, Chengchao Shen, Andreas Artmeier, Zhi Yu, Zhejiang University; Qin Zhou, China Disabled Persons’ Federation Information Center.
  • Session 10: Doctoral Consortium Presentations – 1 of 2 (14:30 – 15.00)
  • Afternoon Break (15.00 – 15.30)
  • Session 11: Assistive Technology (15:30 – 16:30)  
    • 15.30-15.50: Exploring Aural Navigation by Screenless Access (Technical Paper);Mikaylah Gross, Joe Dara, Christopher Meyer, Davide Bolchini, IU School of Informatics and Computing – Indianapolis.
    • 15.50-16.10: Multi-view Mouth Renderization for Assisting Lip-reading (Technical Paper); Andrea Britto Mattos, Dario Augusto Borges Oliveira, IBM Research.
    • 16.10-16.25: Accessify: An ML Powered Application to Automatically Provide Image Descriptions on Website (Communication Paper); Shivam Singh, Anurag Bhandari, Nishith Parak, Accenture.
  • Session 12: Motor Impairments (16.30 – 17.30)
    • 16.30-16.50: Vocal Programming for People with Upper-Body Motor Impairments (Technical Paper); Lucas Rosenblatt, Brown University; Patrick Carrington, Jeffrey Bigham, Carnegie Mellon University;Kotaro Hara, Singapore Management University.
    • 16.50-17.10: Designing an Adaptive Web Navigation Interface for Users with Variable Pointing Performance (Technical Paper);Aqueasha Martin-Hammond, Purdue University Indianapolis; Foad Hamidi, Tajas Bhalerao, Catherine Hornback, Amy Hurst, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Abdullah Ali, University of Washington; Casey Means, Rhodes College.
    • 17.10-17.30: Collaborative Accessibility Assessments by Senior Citizens Using Smartphone Application ReAcTS (Real-world Accessibility Transaction System) (Technical Paper); Takahiro Miura, Ken-ichiro Yabu, Institute of Gerontology (IOG), The University of Tokyo.
  • Awards and Closing (17.30 – 6.00)

Wednesday April 25, 2018

  • WWW Keynote (9:00 – 10:30): (Optional, paid-for add on)
  • W4A Unconference Activities (11:30 – 17:00): Please visit the W4A Unconference page for more details.