Conventional conferences on accessibility tend to be single disciplinary in nature. However, we are concerned that this focus on a single participant group prevents the cross-pollination of ideas, needs, and technologies from other related but separate fields.

The conference is decidedly cross-disciplinary but focused on Scientific Inquiry, Research, Development, and Engineering, and brings together computer scientists, psychologists, accessibility expert and technologists from academia and industry in discussion.

We also encourage the participation of users and other interested parties as an additional balance to the discussion. Our aim is to focus on accessibility by encouraging participation from many disciplines. Views bridge academia, commerce, and industry and arguments encompassing a range of beliefs across the design-accessibility spectrum are presented.