Welcome <ul><li>W4A 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>5th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility </li></ul>...
Your W4A Pack <ul><li>Should Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proceedings Booklet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CD </li></ul></...
FREE MEMBERSHIPS <ul><li>Fill in the form </li></ul><ul><li>Return to us </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll process it! </li></ul>
Sponsorship <ul><li>Thanks to our sponsors & supporters: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>W...
Awards <ul><li>Best Paper Award - technical paper </li></ul><ul><li>John M Slatin Award - communication paper </li></ul>
Special Issue New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia Chair: Leo Ferres  (specissue-2008@w4a.info)
Social Event <ul><li>Our Monday night social will be 18:00-20:00 at the Lijiang Hall, Beijing Continental Grand Hotel (BCG...
Keynotes  Shadi Abou-Zahra TV Raman
Theme <ul><li>What happens when surfers become authors? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web author numbers are increasing; but this ...
Submissions <ul><li>12 accepted for Technical papers (acceptance rate 36%) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 Communication papers, <...
Process <ul><li>Each submission peer-reviewed by 3 reviewers </li></ul><ul><li>We used the rebuttal process for the first ...
Interactive Data <ul><li>Comments - Critique - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slides -  http...
Let’s Get Started!
 
<ul><li>Next Year: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please check our Website:  http://www.w4a.info/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DAISY file...
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W4 A Introduction Yy

  1. 1. Welcome <ul><li>W4A 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>5th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>21/22 April 2008 - Beijing, China </li></ul>
  2. 2. Your W4A Pack <ul><li>Should Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proceedings Booklet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenge Evaluation Form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fill in by end of Last Coffee Break on Tuesday </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Various Flyers </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. FREE MEMBERSHIPS <ul><li>Fill in the form </li></ul><ul><li>Return to us </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll process it! </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. Awards <ul><li>Best Paper Award - technical paper </li></ul><ul><li>John M Slatin Award - communication paper </li></ul>
  6. 6. Special Issue New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia Chair: Leo Ferres (specissue-2008@w4a.info)
  7. 7. Social Event <ul><li>Our Monday night social will be 18:00-20:00 at the Lijiang Hall, Beijing Continental Grand Hotel (BCGH). </li></ul>
  8. 8. Keynotes Shadi Abou-Zahra TV Raman
  9. 9. Theme <ul><li>What happens when surfers become authors? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web author numbers are increasing; but this dilutes the technical capability of web authors - what does this mean for accessibility? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How well do web authoring tools and user agents (including AT) support accessible authoring? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And how accessible are these web authoring tools - whether available publicly as part of the Social Web or as corporate business tools? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Submissions <ul><li>12 accepted for Technical papers (acceptance rate 36%) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 Communication papers, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Web Accessibility Challenge submissions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Geographically diverse, covering 5 continents: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AUS, BRA, CAN, ESP, GBR, GER, GRE, ITA, POR, THA, TPE, UGA, USA </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Process <ul><li>Each submission peer-reviewed by 3 reviewers </li></ul><ul><li>We used the rebuttal process for the first time to enable responses to reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Author rebuttals were influential in making final selections </li></ul>
  12. 12. Interactive Data <ul><li>Comments - Critique - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slides - http://www.slideshare.net/event/w4a2008 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Let’s Get Started!
  14. 15. <ul><li>Next Year: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please check our Website: http://www.w4a.info/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DAISY files - ACM DL!! </li></ul><ul><li>ACM SIGACCESS Membership!! </li></ul><ul><li>ASSETS 2008 (SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sigaccess.org/assets08/ </li></ul></ul>

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