Call for Papers

W4A’2024 – Last Call for Papers

Save the date for the 21st International Web for All Conference (W4A’24), in Singapore (http://www.w4a.info/2024), the premier venue for web accessibility research. W4A is co-located with the 33rd International World Wide Web Conference, TheWebConf’24 (https://www2024.thewebconf.org/).
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, neurodiversity, situation, society, and vision.

AI for Accessibility

This year, W4A’s theme is “Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Accessibility.” The Web is a platform for data and services accessible to everyone, and efforts towards Web accessibility aim to make the platform indispensable for individuals with disabilities and all others who require accessibility support. The accessible Web with structured texts is not only beneficial for humans but also has been serving as a foundation for recent dramatic advancements in AI. It has grown to recognize various information modalities and make them accessible in other required forms, such as summarizing lengthy articles for speech output and automatically generating descriptions for images and videos. Beyond these capabilities, AI holds tremendous potential to dramatically improve education, employment, and daily life for everyone who needs accessibility support. We anticipate a transformative era where we harness AI’s full potential to enhance accessibility. How can we bolster AI capabilities to improve Web accessibility? How will multi-modal AI engines substitute the missing sensory capabilities? How can we utilize the power of AI for rehabilitation? Can AI enable new assistive technologies like cognitive assistance for older people? How can AI impact beyond the cyber world, such as navigation technologies in an urban area? But as in every year, do not 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.

Submissions

For all submissions: https://www.openconf.org/w4a2024/

Those who have an accepted Technical or Communication Paper, are participating in the Accessibility Challenge or the Doctoral Consortium are invited to submit a poster which will be judged by the delegates.
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

  • Paper abstracts: 14 Feb. 2024. Wednesday (Updated)
  • Full submissions: 19 Feb. 2024 Monday (Updated)
  • Doctoral Consortium submission: 23 Feb. 2024 Friday
  • Accessibility Challenge submission: 23 Feb. 2024 Friday
  • Final decisions: 22 Mar. 2024 Thursday (Updated)
  • Camera ready: 5 Apr. 2024 Friday
  • Doctoral Consortium: 12 May. 2024 Sunday
  • Conference: 13 May. – 14 May 2024