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5 December 2011

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[Archived] Call for Papers

The W3C/WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) will hold an online symposium on measuring website accessibility and invites your contribution. The goal of this symposium is to bring researchers and practitioners together to scope the extent and magnitude of existing website accessibility metrics, and to develop a roadmap for future research and development in the field. The symposium will be held on 5 December 2011; paper deadline closed on 1 November 2011.

How to Submit a Paper

We invite extended research abstracts of no more than 1000 words from academia, industry, and others with interest in website accessibility metrics and quality assurance. We encourage concise contributions that are scientifically sound with appropriate references. We specifically seek reports and guides, which can be theoretical or practical in nature, that will help us to form our opinions and educate future readers. Papers should follow the template provided to clearly explain:

  • the problem they tried to solve;
  • on which previous work (no matter the domain) was the proposed approach based;
  • how the problem was addressed; what major hurdles were found in the process;
  • what were the main outcomes, lessons learned, and mistakes made;
  • how was the quality of the metrics assessed; and finally,
  • what future perspectives did this work open.