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Daniel Gonçalves <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 4 May 2012 22:16:09 +0100
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                *** Call for Papers ***

     ******** Second Mobile Accessibility Workshop ********

              to be held at MobileHCI 2012
          San Francisco, CA, USA, September 21, 2012


Mobile devices pervade our daily lives. We are on the cusp of a
fundamental change in how we relate to information and others,
accessible at all times and places. Alas, this change might be barred
to a large number of people, suffering from a wide range of
disabilities. Mobile devices are increasingly visual, making them hard
to use by the blind or other vision-impaired people. Keyboards are
steadily being replaced by touchscreens, without tactile feedback,
introducing additional barriers. Tetraplegic users have limited
mobility of their limbs and hardly are able to pick up the devices or
use their fingers for precise pointing. Moreover, the mobile aspect
often creates situational impairments where those interaction modes
are cumbersome or socially unacceptable, even for non-impaired

These are problems studied by the nascent area of Mobile
Accessibility, where researchers focus on solving accessibility
problems in mobile devices and settings. Bringing together Mobile
Computing and Accessibility, it is the source of synergistic works
that have the potential of deeply transforming how we look at mobile
devices, and to shape the on-going mobile revolution. In the wake of a
successful first edition in 2011, this Second Workshop on Mobile
Accessibility will bring together researchers and practitioners in the

The topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:

   * Mobile interaction accessibility
   * Situational impairments
   * Assistive Mobile Technologies
   * Mobile Web Accessibility
   * Accessible Mobile Games
   * Designing Mobile Accessibility
   * Designing for multiple contexts and a variety users
   * Design Mobile for all

** Important Dates **

   May 18th. Submission deadline
   June 15th. Notification to authors
   July 6th. Final versions due.
   September 21st. Workshop

   2012-13. Special Issue publication

** Paper Submissions **

Papers should have a maximum of 8 pages using the LNCS format
(, and be submitted online at The
review process will be double-blind, so please remove all affiliation
information from your submissions, as well as any other information
that might be used to identify the paper's authors.

** Publication **

As for the first edition of the Workshop, authors of selected accepted 
papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the Universal 
Access in the Information Society journal for a Special Issue in Mobile 

** Organisation **

   Daniel Gonçalves, INESC-ID / IST / TULisbon
   Charlotte Magnussen, Lund University
   Luis Carriço, University of Lisbon

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