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[Archived] Call for Papers: Accessible E-Learning
Online Symposium 16 December 2013

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Paper submission closed. See Participating on how to register and contribute to this Symposium.


This online symposium invites researchers, tutors and trainers, providers of online learning, developers of Learning Content Management System (LCMS), and users with disabilities, to explore new and on-going e-learning experiences and research and analyze past experiences related to the design, creation, and usage of accessible e-learning. The goal of the symposium is to discuss different approaches and applications to address accessibility issues in e-learning contexts, and to explore next steps to further advance the implementation of accessibility in e-learning environments, including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

See the main Accessible E-Learning Symposium page for more on background and objectives.

Important Dates


Systems: The main focus is on research and development of adaptive, customizable and personalized systems in order to allow, enable and facilitate e-learning for people with disabilities.

Users: Another primary focus is on users with disabilities. However, other users may also be addressed, such as older users with age-related accessibility needs. Users with disabilities should be supported in different system roles, not only as learners, but also as admins, tutors, content authors, etc.

Standards: Focus is also set on standards for e-learning accessibility, including those related to leaner profiles and content metadata.


We invite researchers, practitioners, users, developers, and others to submit research and position papers that address the following issues and challenges:

Paper Submission

Paper submission closed. See Participating on how to register and contribute to this Symposium.

Review Process

Contributions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and each paper will get at least two to three independent reviews for criteria including relevance, clarity, soundness and power of the arguments, understanding of user needs, and contribution to knowledge about user modeling for accessibility. Papers will be accepted based on this criteria and space availability.

Copyright Policy

Accepted papers will be published online in an attributable form as part of the symposium proceedings.
(For more information, see the FAQ sections RDWG Publications and RDWG Practice for Writership and Credits.)

The Symposium Report will be published under the W3C Document License. Paper authors shall grant W3C a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, world-wide right and license to copy, publish, use, and modify the contribution and to distribute the contribution under a BSD License or one with more restrictive terms, as well as a right and license of the same scope to any derivative works prepared by the W3C and based on, or incorporating all or part of the contribution. The Contributor further agrees that any derivative works of this contribution prepared by the W3C shall be solely owned by the W3C.