Programme

Note that the programme is tentative and still subject to change.

Monday May 13, 2019

  • Conference opening (9:00 – 9:15)
  • Keynote (09:15 – 10:30) Session Chair: Volker Sorge
    • Jutta Trevinarus, University of Toronto
  • Morning Break (10:30 – 11:00)
  • Session 1: Policies and Personalization (11:00 – 12:30) Session Chair: Amy Hurst
    • (11:00) Continuous Web Personalization using Selector-template Pairs; Vagner Figueredo de Santana, M. Cecilia C. Baranauskas
    • (11:20) Personalization in the Interactive EPUB 3 Reading Experience: Accessibility Issues for Screen Reader Users; Barbara Leporini, Clara Meattini
    • (11:40) Automatic Identification of Widgets and their Subcomponents Based on a Classification Pipeline for DOM Mutation Records; Eduardo Henrique Rizo, Renata Pontin de Mattos Fortes, Humberto Lidio Antonelli, Willian Massami Watanabe
    • (12:00) Combining Semantic Tools for Automatic Evaluation of Alternative Texts; Carlos Duarte, Carlos M. Duarte, Luís Carriço
    • (12:15) Adaptable Accessibility Features for Mathematics on the Web; Davide Cervone, Volker Sorge
  • Lunch Break (12:30 – 13:45)
  • Session 2: IBM Award for Students with Disabilities (13:45 – 14:15) Session Chair: Chieko Asakawa
  • Session 3: Tenon Web Accessibility Challenge – Presentation Session (14:15 – 15:15) Session Chair: Yu Zhong
  • Afternoon Break (15:15 – 16:00)
  • Session 4: Tenon Web Accessibility Challenge – Demonstration Session (16:00 – 16:55) Session Chair: Yu Zhong
  • Session 5: Teaching and Designing for the Web (17:00 – 17:40) Session Chair: Jutta Trevinarus
    • (17:00) The effect of typeface and font size on reading text on a tablet computer for older and younger people; Maneerut Chatrangsan, Helen Petrie
    • (17:20) Blind Web Development Training at Oysters and Pearls, Uganda; Claire Kearney-Volpe, Amy Hurst, Scott Fitzgerald
  • W4A Conference Dinner (19:00)
    • The Grotto, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco
    • The William Loughborough After Dinner Web Geezer Speech: Alan Brightman

Tuesday May 14, 2019

  • Keynote (9:15 – 10:30) Session Chair: Elaine Pearson
  • Morning Break (10:30 – 11:00)
  • Session 6: Multimodal Interactions (11:00 – 12:30) Session Chair: Ted Drake
    • (11:00) It’s All About the Message! Visual Experience is a Precursor to Accurate Auditory Interaction; Simon Harper, Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada
    • (11:20) AudioFunctions.web: Multimodal Exploration of Mathematical Function Graphs; Dragan Ahmetovic, Cristian Bernareggi, João Guerreiro, Sergio Mascetti, Anna Capietto
    • (11:40) Addressing the Situational Impairments Encountered by Firefighters through the Design of Alerts; Flynn Wolf, Priyanka Soni, Ravi Kuber, Dianne Pawluk, Brian Turnage
    • (12:00) Exploring feasibility of wrist gestures for non-visual interaction with wearables; Shirin Feiz, IV Ramakrishnan
    • (12:30) Personalised and Accessible TV Interaction for People with Visual Impairments; Daniel Costa, Carlos Duarte
  • Lunch Break (12:30 – 13:45)
  • Session 7: Google Doctoral Consortium – Presentation Session (13:45 – 14:30) Session Chairs: Hironobu Takagi
  • Session 8: Navigation (14:30 – 15:30) Session Chair: Carlos Duarte
    • (14:30) SafeExit4All: An Inclusive Indoor Emergency Evacuation System for People With Disabilities; Seyed Ali Cheraghi, Anup Sharma, Vinod Namboodiri, Güler Arsal
    • (14:50) An Independent and Interactive Museum Experience for Blind People; Saki Asakawa, João Guerreiro, Daisuke Sato, Hironobu Takagi, Dragan Ahmetovic, Desi Gonzalez, Kris M. Kitani, Chieko Asakawa
    • (15:10) Impact of Expertise on Interaction Preferences for Navigation Assistance of Visually Impaired Individuals; Dragan Ahmetovic, João Guerreiro, Eshed Ohn-Bar, Kris M. Kitani, Chieko Asakawa
  • Afternoon Break (15:30 – 16:00)
  • Session 9: Designing for Neurodiversity (16:00 – 16:55) Session Chair: Simon Harper
    • (16:00) A Computer Anxiety Model for Elderly Users Interacting with the Web; Thiago Donizetti dos Santos, Vagner Figueredo de Santana
    • (16:20) Designing Personalized Therapy Tools For People with Dementia; Sérgio Alves, Filipa Brito, Andreia Cordeiro, Luís Carriço, Tiago Guerreiro
    • (16:40) Adults with High-functioning Autism Process Web Pages With Similar Accuracy but Higher Cognitive Effort Compared to Controls; Victoria Yaneva, Le An Ha, Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada
  • Awards and Closing (17:00 – 17:30)

Wednesday May 15, 2019

  • W4A/DIAGRAM Centre Hackathon (9:00 – 18:00)
    • LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1155 Market Street, San Francisco

Thursday May 16, 2019

  • W4A/DIAGRAM Centre Hackathon (9:00 – 18:00)
    • LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1155 Market Street, San Francisco