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Call for Papers: Text Customization for Readability


From: Jennifer Sutton
Date: Aug 23, 2012 10:42AM

Thought some on the WebAIM list might find this of interest.

With apologies for any duplication.

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Subject: Call for Papers: Text Customization for Readability
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 09:34:38 -0500
From: Shawn Henry < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: WAI Interest Group < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

Dear WAI Interest Group:

The W3C WAI Research and Development Working Group (RDWG) invites you
to contribute to the online symposium on Text Customization for Readability.
Submission date: 24 September 2012
Symposium date: 19 November 2012

This symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, and users
with disabilities to explore the needs of people with low vision,
dyslexia, and other conditions and situations that impact reading.

We invite research and position papers of about 1,000 words. We
encourage you to submit new research, ongoing research, and analysis
of past research related to text customization for readability.
Submissions will be peer-reviewed.

Accepted papers will be published online in an attributable form as
part of the symposium proceedings. Authors of accepted papers will be
invited to participate in the symposium panel.

*For more information about the symposium and submissions, please see*:
- Text Customization for Readability Symposium main
- Call for Papers:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/2012/text-customization/cfp.html>;

If you are interested in contributing to this Symposium, please
submit your paper by:
*24 September 2012*

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid
cross-postings where possible.

RDWG Background:

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

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.

For more information, see the RDWG FAQ:<http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/process>;

We welcome your ideas on this topic and your ideas for future RDWG
work. Please send comments to the publicly-archived mailing
list:< <EMAIL REMOVED> >

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: <EMAIL REMOVED>

Shawn Lawton Henry, WAI Outreach
Simon Harper, RDWG Co-Chair
Shadi Abou-Zahra, RDWG W3C Staff Contact

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/