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[ecrea] INTERACT 2013 Workshop on Rethinking Universal Accessibility - deadline: 20-May
Sat Apr 27 22:12:44 GMT 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
Workshop on Rethinking Universal Accessibility:
A broader approach considering the digital gap
Cape Town, South Africa, 2 Sep 2013
In conjunction with INTERACT 2013, 2-6 Sep 2013
Submission deadline: 20 May 2013
- position papers (four pages)
- regular papers (eight pages)
Papers should be submitted via EasyChair at:
Universal Accessibility aims at including all people with disabilities
in the target population for user-centered design. It is usually focused
on the needs of people with disabilities, frequently including elderly
people. Current advancements in the Design for all concept may require
complex equipment, advanced network environments, or computer training.
Therefore, these products or services may fall out the access of many
people with disabilities because economical, technological or formative
restric-tions. This is a frequent situation in developing countries, but
it is becoming common also in developed countries where poverty and
emigration are frequently associated with barriers to access to
assistive technologies and services.
This Workshop aims at rethinking the concept of Universal Accessibility
in order to find ways to include all excluded people with disabilities.
It is organized on behalf of the IFIP WG 13.3 HCI and Disability for HCI
for academics, designers, managers, etc., interested in creating
methodologies, tools and products for a wider market, considering ethic
and social requirements.
Thus, the main objective of this workshop is to discuss the possibility
of broadening the Universal Accessibility concept to include
geopolitical and socio-economical circumstances.
Experiences in fighting the Digital Gap will especially be welcome.
This one-day workshop is open to researchers and practitioners with
experience or interest in Universal Accessiblity. Submissions will be
selected based on relevance to the workshop topics, on originality, and
This workshop will focus on theoretical and practical work on the impact
of economical, technological, social, political, etc., issues in
universal accessibility. Real experiences in fighting info-exclusion
will be particularly welcome. Authors of submissions should carefully
explain how the work and results presented contribute to enhance and
broaden the Universal Access concept.
- Can the Universal Accessibility concept be extended in order to
include people with disabilities also affected by other barriers such as
poverty, illiteracy, lack of access to advanced technology, etc.?
- Is it possible to create accessibility guidelines that also consider
affordable devices, deprecated technology, cultural issues, and illiteracy?
- Is it possible to separate the accessibility for people with
disabilities to the accessibility of the rest of the population?
Two types of contributions are expected:
- Position papers (four pages), containing opinions and proposals to be
discussed at the workshop
- Regular papers (eight pages), presenting results of research
activities fighting infoexclusion due to socio-economical or
geopolitical reasons, affecting people with disabilities
All submissions should follow the LNCS format, whose instructions are
Authors should submit their work via EasyChair, at:
Accepted regular papers will be invited to submit an extension to
Springer's Universal Access in the Information Society journal for a
Special Issue on Rethinking Universal Accessibility.
May 20th 2013. Submission deadline
May 26th 2013. Notification to authors
Jun 1st 2013. Participants registration deadline
Jun 26th 2013. Summision of the camera-ready version
Sep 2th 2013. Workshop
2014. UAIS Special Issue publication
- Julio Abascal, Computer Architecture and Technology Department.
University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain.
- Simone D. J. Barbosa, Informatics Department. PUC-Rio, Brazil.
- Andrew Dearden, is a Reader in e-SocialAction within the Communication
& Computing Research Centre. Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
- Anirudha Joshi, Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, India.
- Daniel Orwa Ochieng, School of Computing and Informatics in the
University of Nairobi, Kenya.
- Gerhard Weber, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. Chair of IFIP
WG 13.3 HCI and disabilities.
- Panayiotis Zaphiris, Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts. Cyprus
University of Technology.
WEBSITE AND CONTACT
Additional and updated information can be found at the workshop website, at:
For further information, contact:
- Julio Abascal [julio*abascal at ehu*es] or
- Simone DJ Barbosa [simone at inf*puc-rio*br]
(where asterisk is dot)
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