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Dear Colleagues,

I would like to make you aware of the Web for All (W4A’16) research conference and I would appreciate it if you could publicize it. I hope will find the W4A’16 conference interesting and enticing, given the importance of its topic and considering the number of generous awards available to qualified authors, especially students.

Sincerely,
Yevgen Borodin, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Comp Sci, Stony Brook University
President and CEO, Charmtech Labs LLC (captivoice.com)


"Education for All on the Web" is the theme for the 13th International Web for All Conference (W4A’16) to be held in Montreal, Canada, April 11-13th 2016. W4A’16 will be co-located with the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW’16).

*Submissions* - http://www.w4a.info/2016/submissions/
Submissions should detail novel engineering solutions and scientific insights into Web and Mobile technologies that impact the needs of diverse learners, and may be one of the following forms:

10-page technical papers (best paper award $2,000)
4-page communication papers  (best paper award $1,000)
2-page extended abstracts for the Paciello Group Web Accessibility Challenge Award
2-page extended abstracts for the Google Doctoral Consortium competition (6 x $1,000)
Student authors qualify for the Student Grant Award (4 x $500)
Additional scholarships are available to students with physical disabilities (2 x $2,500)
All peer-reviewed submissions are published in the ACM Digital Library
All W4A winners will be featured in the ABILITY Magazine editorial

*Topics*
We invite you to submit your best work on improving and understanding access for people across the accessibility spectrum. Areas of interest this year include, but are not limited to:

- Accessibility challenges in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics on the Web.
- Inclusive online arts and humanities learning.
- Accessible MOOCs and Web-based learning tools.
- Accessible multimedia including video, podcasts and slides.
- Web programming and coding for everyone.
- Web access to Big Data tools and data sources.
- Learning analytics to support Web accessibility for online learners.
- Personalized learning on the Web.
- Advances in accessible mobile learning technologies.
- Accessible Web maps and Web graphics.
- Removing barriers to chemistry, statistics, and mathematics on the Web.
- Access to online exhibitions and museums.
- Web collaboration and knowledge sharing.
- Barrier-free online synchronous and asynchronous communication.
- Accessible and adaptive Web-based testing and assessment.
- Accessible simulations, serious gaming, and role-playing on the Web.

*Keynotes*
Jutta Treviranus, Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
Jennison Asuncion, Co-Founder, Global Accessibility Awareness Day

*Sponsors*
Intuit (http://www.intuit.com/)
Google (http://www.google.com/)
Canvas (http://www.canvaslms.com)
IBM (http://www.ibm.com/)  
The Paciello Group (http://www.paciellogroup.com/)
The ABILITY Magazine (http://abilitymagazine.com/)

*Important dates:            	Midnight PST-8 (HST)*
Submissions:                  	January 15
Rebuttals:                      	February 5-12
Decisions:                      	February 19
Camera ready:               	March 3
Conference:		April 11-13th

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