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Introductory presentation for W4A 2009, given by David Sloan (General Chair) and Hironobu Takagi and Chieko Asakawa (Programme Chairs).

Introductory presentation for W4A 2009, given by David Sloan (General Chair) and Hironobu Takagi and Chieko Asakawa (Programme Chairs).

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  • 1. Welcome
    • W4A 2009
    • 6th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility
    • 20/21 April 2009 - Madrid, Spain
  • 2. History
    • W4A 2004 - New York USA
    • W4A 2005 - Chiba, Japan
    • W4A 2006 - Edinburgh, UK
    • W4A 2007 - Banff, Canada
    • W4A 2008 - Beijing, China
  • 3. Organizers
    • General Chair David Sloan (University of Dundee, UK.)
    • Programme Co-Chairs Chieko Asakawa (IBM Research, Japan.) Hironobu Takagi (IBM Research, Japan.)
    • Challenge Chair Leo Ferres (Universidad de Concepcion, Chile.)
    • Special Issue Co-Chairs Jeff Bigham (University of Washington, USA.) Anna Cavender (University of Washington, USA.)
    • Steering Committee Members Vicki L Hanson (2008-) Leverhulme Visiting Professor, University of Dundee, UK. Simon Harper (2003-) University of Manchester, UK. David Sloan (2008-) University of Dundee, UK. Yeliz Yesilada (2003-) University of Manchester, UK.
  • 4. Sponsorship
    • Thanks to our sponsors & supporters:
      • Microsoft
        • Web Accessibility Challenge Sponsored by Microsoft for five years!
      • Google
      • Zakon Group
      • Mozilla foundation
  • 5. Special Issue Authors of the best W4A 2009 papers will be invited to submit a paper to a special issue of Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS) journal Chairs: Jeffrey Bigham and Anna Cavender (specissue-2009@w4a.info)
  • 6. Social Event
    • Our Monday night social will be in the ‘Paintings Room', Level 2, next to the Auditorium.
    • Time…tbc!
  • 7. Interactive W4A
    • Conference beyond this room:
      • Twitter - tag with #w4a09
      • Facebook group - W4A http://is.gd/tnQV
    • Afterwards:
      • Comments, critique: email [email_address]
      • Slides - http://www.slideshare.net/event/w4a2009
  • 8. Theme
    • Web Accessibility for Older Users: Are We There Yet?
  • 9. Submissions
    • 30 submissions from all over the world
    • 9 technical papers and 9 communication papers
    • Technical papers
      • 30 min. (25 min. presentation + 5 min. Q&A)
    • Communication papers
      • 20 min. (15 min. presentation + 5 min. Q&A)
  • 10. Sessions
    • 20th April
      • Ageing and the Future
      • Tools and Guidelines
      • Accessible Social and Rich Web
    • 21st April
      • Transcoding and WCAG 2.0
      • Accessible Everyday
      • Guideline Revolution
  • 11. Keynotes Mike Paciello Andrew Arch
  • 12. Panel Session
    • Monday afternoon, 1630-1800: “Supporting Older Web users in Spain”
    • Chaired by Jose Angel Martinez Usero. Scientific Director of INREDIS Project, led by Technosite
    • Grateful thanks to Alan Chuter, Technosite, for co-ordination
  • 13. Online Challenge sponsored by Microsoft
    • Adapting Learning Environments with AccessForAll
    • User Tests Demonstration: Real Experiences in Measuring Web Accessibility Needs for People with Disabilities and the Elderly
    • TeleWeb: Accessible Service for Web Browsing via Phone
    • Accessibility for the HTML5 video Element
    • Web-Based Chinese Sign Language Broadcasting System
    Demonstration movies are available at http://www.w4a.info/2009/
  • 14. Process
    • Each submission peer-reviewed by 3 reviewers
    • Rebuttal process enabled author responses to review comments
    • Author rebuttals were influential in making final selections
  • 15. Awards
    • Best Paper Award - technical paper
    • John M Slatin Award - communication paper
  • 16. Let’s Get Started!