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Fwd: Call for Papers: Web Accessibility Metrics - Online Symposium

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 00:39:05 +0200
Message-ID: <4E727E89.3010005@w3.org>
To: WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, ERT WG <public-wai-ert@w3.org>, Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Dear WCAG WG, ERT WG, and Eval TF,

As previously noted, this may be of interest to you.


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Subject: Call for Papers: Web Accessibility Metrics - Online Symposium
Resent-Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 19:23:42 +0000
Resent-From: public-wai-rd@w3.org
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:23:30 -0500
From: Shawn Henry <shawn@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:

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:

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 

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: 

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.
Short URI to this archived e-mail: http://bit.ly/rdmetrics1

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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