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W4 A Introduction 09


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W4 A Introduction 09

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