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W3C Experiences with Accessible E-Learning Online Symposium - Call for 1000 Word Abstracts

From: Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 08:59:38 +0000
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Apologies for Cross-Postings

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
       http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2013/e-learning/

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:
       http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2013/e-learning/cfp.html

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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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cross-postings where possible.
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Best Regards
Simon Harper



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