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Building the Mobile Web:
Rediscovering Accessibility?
Located at the Fifteenth International World Wide Web Conference, in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. The Workshop Date is Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd May 2006.
After the launch of the Mobile Web Initiative at the World Wide Web Conference 2005 we are beginning to realise that, today, mobile Web access suffers from interoperability and usability problems that make the Web difficult to use. With the move to small screen size, low bandwidth, and different operating modalities, technology is in effect simulating the sensory and cognitive impairments experienced by disabled users within the wider population of mobile device users. In this our 3rd Workshop we ask the question:
"Is engineering, designing, and building for the mobile Web just a rehash of the same old Web accessibility problems?"
W4A Programme Overview

This year the W4A will run over one and a half days. Day 1 - Monday (full day), will be devoted to our technical programme. Day 2 - Tuesday (half day - afternoon), will be devoted to both the technical and practice programme, including invited lectures on PAS 78 Guidelines, User Testing, Best Practice, and Legal Issues.

Monday 22nd May 2006 (08:45 - 18:00)
W4A Technical Programme
(Full Day Pass for the W4A Technical.
However, all other W4A events are included:
Technical + Practice + SUPA)
Tuesday 23rd May 2006 (Morning)
Main WWW Keynotes
(Full Day Pass = Keynotes + W4A Practice + SUPA)
Tuesday 23rd May 2006 (14:00 - 18:00)
W4A Practice Programme
(This session + SUPA, Only - 100)
Tuesday 23rd May 2006 (19:00 - 20:30)
W4A / SUPA Event
(Gratis for all W4A Attendees)
Wednesday 23rd May 2006 (Morning)
No W4A Relevant Sessions
(Full Day Pass Required)
Wednesday 23rd May 2006 (Afternoon)
W3C Accessibility Guidelines Session
(Full Day Pass Required)
Hot Topics
03 April 2006: Practice Session Agreed for Tuesday Afternoon.
Special Issue Agreed
27 Oct 2005: We've now agreed a Special Issue of the Springer Journal - Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS) for selected papers from the workshop.
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IBM With generous support from IBM Research. Get full details for IBM Research.
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SIGWEB With generous support from ACM SIGWEB. Get full details for ACM SIGWEB.