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Pre-Call for Papers: Text Customization for Readability

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 07:09:41 -0500
Message-ID: <4FD73185.60007@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group,

The W3C WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) invites you to share your experiences with text customization for readability for an online symposium to be held later this year. This pre-call for papers provides initial information; more details will follow in the coming weeks.

The Text Customization for Readability Symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and users with disabilities to explore the needs of people with low vision, dyslexia, and other conditions that impact reading. The goal is to provide guidance to help user agent developers, standards developers, policy makers, web designers, and others to include specific text customization functionality in mainstream web products.

Please see the Scope and Objectives under “About the Symposium Topic” in the symposium page at: http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2012/text-customization/

A related upcoming symposium will address broader readability topics including easy-to-read language, text conversion, machine translation, and assistive technologies and personal assistance for text illustration and enrichment (for example, information design, audio display, and text annotation with symbols, pictures, and multimedia).

To get notification of updated information on these and other RDWG symposia, see Getting WAI Announcements at http://www.w3.org/WAI/about/announcements

Dates:
We estimate paper submissions will be due after 30 July, and the online Symposium will be held in September or October. Final dates will be announced in the Call for Papers e-mail and listed in the symposium web page listed above.

Papers:
Papers should be extended abstracts of about 1000 words.

Background on RDWG symposia:
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.

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 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 any comments to the publicly-archived mailing list: public-wai-rd@w3.org

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

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.
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Regards,
Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Outreach
Simon Harper, RDWG Co-Chair
Shadi Abou-Zahra, RDWG W3C Team 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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