W4A’2020 – Call for Papers

Save the date for the 17th International Web for All Conference (W4A’20), on April 20-21, 2020, in Taipei, Taiwan, the premier venue for web accessibility research. W4A is co-located with the 28th International World Wide Web Conference, TheWebConf20.

The conference focuses on all aspects of web accessibility. Areas of general interest include, but are not limited to the following: age, cognition, culture, education, emotions, dexterity, disability, diversity, health, hearing, income, infrastructure, language, learning, literacy, mobility, situation, society, and vision.

Automation for Accessibility

This year’s special theme is “Automation for Accessibility”. There’s been a revolution in accessibility and assistive technology with the standardization of automation platforms and the lower costs of machine learning and artificial intelligence. What are today’s solutions? What will be the future?

Automation for Accessibility covers a broad spectrum of evaluations, individual adaptations, and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence solutions. We therefore particularly welcome submissions that address the following topics:

  • Automation for Accessibility Evaluations
  • Security, Ethics, and Inclusion in Automation
  • Automation and Internet of Things/ Web of Things
  • Developments in Automation for the Web
  • Automation within Mobile and Wearable Technology
  • Adaptive Assistive Technology
  • Customizable Learning and Learning Technology
  • Automation and Inclusive Technology
  • Automation Transforming User Experience
  • Adjustments for Older Adults
  • Automation for People with Learning Difficulties
  • AI and Machine Learning for User Needs
  • Standards for Automation
  • Expectations and Evaluation of Automation by People with Disabilities
  • Adapting to User Needs Using Limited or Small Data
  • Infrastructure for Broad Automation

But as in every year, don’t be deterred by the theme; all topics related to web accessibility are welcome as are papers dealing with wider aspects of digital accessibility and universal access.


Each detailing engineering solutions and scientific insights into Web and Mobile technologies addressing diverse user needs.

All submissions will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Instructions for authors will be available on the conference website.

Authors Take Note:

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Important dates

  • Submissions: January 17, 2020 (abstracts are due January 14)
  • Final Decisions: February 7, 2020
  • Camera Ready: February 14, 2020
  • Conference: April 20-21, 2020

Web4All Submission on OpenConf

Research paper submissions and reviews are managed via Web4All on OpenConf.