Registration Open: User Modeling for Accessibility Online Symposium - 15 July 2013

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) invites you to participate in the online symposium on
       *User Modeling for Accessibility* on
       15 July 2013 at 14:00-16:30 UTC

Researchers, practitioners, designers, application developers, users with disabilities, and others are invited to participate. The symposium will analyze different methods and implementations of user modeling and their potential usage for improving accessibility. This includes the design, creation, storage, and usage of user models, in particular in web browsers, applications, authoring tools, and other aspects of the Web. For details, see

Registration is available from

Space is limited; we recommend that you register soon to reserve a space.

If you have any questions, contact Shadi Abou-Zahra:

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: <>

We welcome your ideas on this topic and your ideas for future RDWG work. Please send comments to the publicly-archived mailing list: <>

This Symposium is developed with support of the EC-funded WAI-ACT Project (IST 287725) described at: <>

If you have any questions, contact Shadi Abou-Zahra:

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

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
phone: +1.617.395.7664

Received on Tuesday, 2 July 2013 17:12:37 UTC