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Reminder: Submissions due 12 Oct - Call for Papers: Easy-to-Read on the Web - Online Symposium

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2012 10:35:07 -0500
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To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
CC: RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
Reminder submission are due Friday, 12 October for the online symposium on Easy-to-Read on the Web.
See below for more information.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Call for Papers: Easy-to-Read on the Web - Online Symposium
Date: 	Thu, 06 Sep 2012 08:05:40 -0500
From: 	Shawn Henry <shawn@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 contribute to the online symposium on Easy-to-Read on the Web.
      Submission date: 12 October 2012
      Symposium date: 3 December 2012

This symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, content authors, designers, and developers, and users with disabilities to explore the needs of people with cognitive disabilities or low language skills. It is intended to encourage the development of better guidance, support, and tools for developers, designers, and users, and to inform researchers, standards developers, and policy makers on how to better address easy-to-read on the Web.

We invite research and position papers of about 1,000 words. Submissions will be peer-reviewed.

Accepted papers will be published online in an attributable form as part of the symposium proceedings. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to participate in the symposium panel.

*For more information about the symposium and submissions*, please see:
- Easy-to-Read on the Web main page:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2012/easy-to-read/>
- Call for Papers:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2012/easy-to-read/cfp.html>

If you are interested in contributing to this Symposium, please submit your paper by:
      *12 October 2012*

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

RDWG Background:

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.

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.

For more information, see the RDWG FAQ:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/process>

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>

This Symposium is developed with support of the EC-funded WAI-ACT Project (IST 287725) described at:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/ACT/>

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

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)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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