Call for Papers: Mobile Accessibility – Online Symposium

The W3C WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) invites you to share your experiences with mobile accessibility for an online Symposium to be conducted on 25 June 2012. See:

Mobile Accessibility Online Symposium:

The primary objective of this symposium is to gather, analyze, and discuss practical experience with mobile web accessibility. In particular, the objective is to investigate:

  • the technical challenges in terms of API, platform, browser, applications, and web content accessibility;
  • the coverage of mobile accessibility by existing standards such as UAAG, WCAG, MWBP, and MWABP;
  • new interaction models such as touch interfaces and their accessibility.

RDWG Symposia bring together researchers, practitioners, and users with disabilities interested in a particular aspect of web accessibility to advance research and development in that area. The online Symposia include a panel with the authors of accepted papers, and provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions. Symposia proceedings, transcript, and a report are available publicly online afterward.

If you are interested in contributing to this Symposium, please submit your paper by 7 May 2012 via the following instructions:

Background on RDWG:

The Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) helps:

  • increase accessibility considerations in research on web technologies, including mainstream research,
  • suggest research questions that may contribute to web accessibility research projects,
  • inform development of web accessibility solutions,
  • decrease the number of potential barriers in future web-related technologies.

See the RDWG home page for links to an FAQ and a wiki that includes potential topics for future Symposia.

We welcome your ideas on this topic and your ideas for future RDWG work. Please send comments to the publicly-archived mailing list:

This Symposium is developed with support of the EC-funded WAI-ACT Project (IST 287725) described at:

If you have any questions, contact Shadi Abou-Zahra:

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.


Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Outreach
Simon Harper, RDWG Co-Chair
Shadi Abou-Zahra, RDWG W3C Staff Contact

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
phone: +1.617.395.7664