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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

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,
* 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
* 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
For links to an FAQ with more information and a wiki that includes
potential topics for future symposia, see the RDWG home page
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: 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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