This online symposium brings together researchers, academics, industry, government, and people with disabilities, to explore the current state-of-the-art in accessibility research, development, and practice to uncover pressing topics for future research and development.
Another goal of this symposium is to explore potential gaps between the topics discussed by researchers and practitioners. By increasing awareness to the challenges faced by all communities, collaborations could emerge and improve the current state of accessibility research and practice.
Participation is free, and you must register by 7 November 2021.
The following times are in CET (UTC+1). Check your time zone.
- 14:00 Start of meeting
- 14:00 - 14:15 Welcome session
14:15 Session 1: Scope of Accessibility Guidelines (moderator: Joshue O’Connor, W3C)
- 14:15 - 14:25 The Transparency of Automatic Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools
- 14:25 - 14:35 Are Best Practices Best? Making Technical PDFs More Accessible
- 14:35 - 15:00 Discussion
15:00 Session 2: Education (moderator: Jade Matos Carew, Open University)
- 15:00 - 15:10 IMPACT project: Training in inclusion and digital accessibility, a social need and a human right
- 15:10 - 15:25 Discussion
- 15:25 - 15:40 Coffee Break
15:40 Session 3: AI/ML contributions and limitations (moderator: Jason White, ETS)
- 15:40 - 15:50 Unreasonable Accommodation - Web Experiences as a Blind Person
- 15:50 - 16:00 Making Media Accessible to All
- 16:00 - 16:10 Preliminary Insights from a Chatbot Accessibility Playbook and Wizard-of-Oz Study
- 16:10 - 16:40 Discussion
- 16:40 - 16:55 Future Research in Digital Accessibility (moderators: Carlos Duarte and Letícia Seixas Pereira, Universidade de Lisboa)
- 16:55 - 17:00 Closing session
- 17:00 End of meeting