Welcome! The 17th International Web for All Conference (W4A’20), took place 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, TheWebConf’20. Due to COVID-19 most of the participants were online. We had lively discussions and additionally connected over the Twitter Hashtag #w4a2020. Thanks to all!
These are the w4a2020 winners of the…
Best Technical Paper Award
Sukru Eraslan, Yeliz Yesilada, Victoria Yaneva, and Simon Harper. 2020. Autism detection based on eye movement sequences on the web: a scanpath trend analysis approach. In Proceedings of the 17th International Web for All Conference (W4A ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 11, 1–10. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3371300.3383340
Best Communication Paper Award
Aritz Sala, Myriam Arrue, J. Eduardo Pérez, and Sandra M. Espín-Tello. 2020. Measuring complexity of e-government services for people with low vision. In Proceedings of the 17th International Web for All Conference (W4A ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 21, 1–5. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3371300.3383350
Accessibility Challenge Delegates Award
Maria Rauschenberger, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, and Luz Rello. 2020. Screening risk of dyslexia through a web-game using language-independent content and machine learning. In Proceedings of the 17th International Web for All Conference (W4A ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 13, 1–12. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3371300.3383342
Articles are freely accessible at ACM DL
W4A was happening online on the 20th and 21st of April
- Full-Conference Programm is available
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.
Don’t miss this year’s conference. Learn more about the process of submitting your research on the W4A 2020: Call for Papers page.
Arrangements Update Due to the COVID-19
The 2020 Web4All and The Web Conference are adapting to an online format. The Web Conference organizers are coordinating the details. Please visit the Web Conference press release page for the latest details. Here are the key changes for the Web4All Conference:
- The conference will be using Zoom, an accessible conference platform for viewers and presenters.
- Registration is open and virtual participants can now join the entire Web Conference for one low price.
- The conference will continue in the Taiwan time zone. Presenters will have an option to pre-record their session.
For more information on Web Conference changes, please visit The Web Conference’s Arrangements Update Due to the COVID-19.
We put together a small FAQ here.