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Call for Papers: Accessible E-Learning - Online Symposium

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 07:04:23 -0500
Message-ID: <526669C7.6070606@w3.org>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
CC: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

The W3C WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) invites you to share your experiences with accessible e-learning for an online symposium to be conducted on 16 December 2013. See:
        Accessible E-Learning Online Symposium

The primary objective of this symposium is to share e-learning experiences and research; discuss different approaches to address accessibility issues in e-learning contexts; and explore next steps to advance accessibility in e-learning environments, including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). In particular, the objective is to investigate:
* Relationships and integration between content accessibility and interface accessibility.
* Evaluating accessibility of e-learning environments.
* Accessibility of e-learning environments used in non-conventional contexts and/or by means of non-conventional devices (i.e. m-learning, t-learning).
* Privacy issues in profiling learners and e-learning environments users.
* Experiences and examples of accessible MOOCs.
* Comparisons and analysis of e-learning standards related to accessibility.
* Experiences and examples of standards implementations in e-learning environments.
* Different standards, compliance and integration.

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.

*If you are interested in contributing to this Symposium*, please submit your paper by:
        *15 November 2013*
via the instructions 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 technologies.
For links to an FAQ with more information and a wiki that includes potential topics for future symposia, see the RDWG home page <http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/>
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

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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)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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