W4A 2013 - The 10th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Rio de Janeiro

Event Description

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The 10th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility

W4A 2013 (use #w4a13)

Co-Located with the 21th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW2013
13-15th May 2013 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
http://www.w4a.info/2013/

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Theme: Bring Your Own Device!

Topics and Content
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The WHO defines disability as “a complex phenomenon, reflecting an interaction between features of a person’s body and

features of the society in which he or she lives”. Web Accessibility should address this interaction aspect of

“disability” so that a wide range of problems are tackled.
While the need for and usage of assistive technologies may raise barriers that hinder the perception, the understanding,

and the operation of the Web, other barriers may be caused by technological and situational impairments; think, for

example, of people with low vision that use a tablet rather than an interactive board or a desktop.
Depending on the device used, the range of barriers being faced may vary. One could use assistive technologies to enhance

the capabilities of a PC, a tablet or a smartphone; but one could also rely on desktop browsers on very large screens,

interactive TVs, Web kiosks, gaming consoles, Web browsers in cars or gym equipment, interactive boards, tangible and

natural user interfaces, or more esoteric devices. Due to particular interaction modalities, access to information or