Final Call for Papers W4A2016

Greg Gay greggay at
Tue Dec 22 16:17:10 UTC 2015

*Final Call for Papers W4A2016*

W4A2016 April 11-13th 2016

"Education for All on the Web" is the theme for the 13th International 
Web for All Conference. W4A2016 will be set in Montreal, Canada, 
co-located with the 25th International World Wide Web Conference. 
Deadline for all submissions is January 15th, 2016.

Submissions should detail novel engineering solutions and scientific 
insights into Web and Mobile technologies that impact the needs of 
diverse learners, and may be one of the following forms:

10-page technical papers (best paper award $2000),
4-page communication papers  (best paper award $1000),
2-page extended abstracts for the Paciello Group Web Accessibility 
Challenge Award, and
2-page extended abstracts for the Google Doctoral Consortium competition 
(6 x $1000).
10, 4, or 2 page paper for the Student Grant Award (4 x $500)
(All accepted submissions are published to the ACM Digital Library)

Paper Submission Template is available from ACM

Technical and Communication papers should be submitted through the W4A 
Submission page

Send Doctoral Consortium submissions to dc2016 at
Send Web Accessibility Challenge submissions to cc2016 at

We invite you to submit your best work on improving and understanding 
access for people across the accessibility spectrum. Areas of interest 
this year include, but are not limited to:

Accessibility challenges in Science, Technology, Engineering, and 
Mathematics on the Web.
Inclusive online arts and humanities learning.
Accessible MOOCs and Web-based learning tools.
Accessible multimedia including video, podcasts and slides.
Web programming and coding for everyone.
Web access to Big Data tools and data sources.
Learning analytics to support Web accessibility for online learners.
Personalized learning on the Web.
Advances in accessible mobile learning technologies.
Accessible Web maps and Web graphics.
Removing barriers to chemistry, statistics, and mathematics on the Web.
Access to online exhibitions and museums.
Web collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Barrier-free online synchronous and asynchronous communication.
Accessible and adaptive Web-based testing and assessment.
Accessible simulations, serious gaming, and role playing on the Web.

Jutta Treviranus, Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD 
Jennison Asuncion, Co-Founder, Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Register for W4A2016 through the WWW2016 Registration Gateway

Intuit (
Google (
Canvas (
The Paciello Group (

*Important dates*              Midnight PST-8 (HST)
Submissions:                      January 15
Rebuttals:                          February 5-12
Decisions:                          February 19
Camera ready:                   March 3

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