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Call for Papers: Teleconference on Making Visualizations of Complex Information Accessible for People with Disabilities

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 11:41:18 -0400
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To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants:

Call for Papers: Teleconference on Making Visualizations of Complex 
Information Accessible for People with Disabilities

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative [1] Research and Development Interest 
Group [2] announces a Call for Position Papers [3] for a teleconference 
focusing on research issues of accessibility and visualizing of complex 
information.  This teleconference is the second in a series of discussions 
that will cover a variety of topics related to accessibility and Web 

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/
[3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2003/09/call-vis-papers.html

We are seeking position papers from researchers and practitioners 
(academia, industry, government, consulting) on state of the art work in 
visualization technologies.

About the Topic

The amount of complex information available on the Web is growing and the 
types of information are becoming more diverse.  This information includes 
scientific measurements, financial data, modelling and simulation results, 
demographic information, and metrics describing the web itself 
(communities, metadata, and relationships between pages).  Researchers and 
practitioners are developing innovative graphical presentations of 
information (visualizations) that can help users easily grasp the complex 
information.   The goal of this event is to explore visualization research 
and discuss possible models that could be used to make data accessible for 
people with various disabilities.

Who should participate

Researchers and practitioners active in any aspect of Visualization 
Technologies, Human Computer Interaction, Assistive Technologies, 
Disability Studies, Web Accessibility, or related fields; and people with 
disabilities with interest or experience in different approaches to 
accommodating their requirements for accessible Web-based visualizations.

Event Details

Tentative date for the first event is December 8, 2003. The format of the 
event is a teleconference, augmented by Web-based presentation material, 
real-time text transcript, and IRC.

Submission Information

Position papers are due by Friday November 7, 2003 and should be sent to 
the chair (hakkinen@dinf.ne.jp) and W3C staff contact (wendy@w3.org). The 
papers should be short (limited to one page) and be submitted in HTML or 
plain text format. Papers in other formats will be returned. All 
submissions and presentation slides must conform to W3C's Web Content 
Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 to at least level Double-A. Complete details 
and additional information is available in the Call for Positions Papers.

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Markku Hakkinen, Chair, RDIG
Marja-Riitta Koivunen, Team Contact RDIG
Wendy Chisholm, Team Contact RDIG

Judy Brewer, Domain Leader, WAI

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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