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Call for Papers: Web Accessibility Metrics - Online Symposium

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:23:30 -0500
Message-ID: <4E7250B2.2060007@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
CC: public-wai-rd@w3.org

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) invites you to share your experiences with metrics for measuring web accessibility beyond basic conformance to standards. In particular, RDWG is looking for valid, reliable, and practical metrics to measure the impact of accessibility issues on people with disabilities. These will be discussed in an online Symposium on 5 December 2011. More information will be available from:
     http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2011/metrics/

RDWG Symposia bring together researchers and practitioners interested in a particular aspect of web accessibility to advance research in that area. With this Symposium, we will collect current research, synthesize ideas in a teleconference, and provide a roadmap for future work on web accessibility metrics. The Symposium proceedings and report will be available publicly online afterward.

*If you are interested in contributing to this Symposium*, please see the *Call for Papers* at:
     http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2011/metrics/cfp

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 <http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/> 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: public-wai-rd@w3.org

If you have any questions, contact Shadi Abou-Zahra: shadi@w3.org

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



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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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