Japan Symposium on Accessibility
We will invite you to participate in and contribute to the Japan 2010 Accessibility symposium.
We invite you to prepare a 1-2 page position paper (short paper) on one of the following topics or something else that you find relevant.
The position paper should be written in English - however the symposium will be in Japanese. Kobe University will provide translation services.
This symposium is a collaboration between several national and international agencies working with accessibility related issues.
- ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36/WG7 (Mr. Erlend Øverby)
- ATRC-University of Toronto (Professor Jutta Treviranus)
- Kobe University (Associate Professor Min Kang and Professor Narisuke Utsuki)
- Japan Daisy Consortium (Mr. Hiroshi Kawamura)
- Japanese Society of Information and System in Education (Professor Toshio Okamoto)
Date and venue
Tuesday 16th of March 2010 from 09:00 - 17:00
Kobe University - auditorium with 160 seats are reserved
- Deadline position paper - Friday 2010-02-12
- Notification if you are to give a short presentation at the symposium - Monday 2010-03-01
- Final agenda for the symposium - Monday 2010-03-08
- Summary of position papers - Monday 2010-03-08
- Symposium Tuesday 2010-03-16
- Invitation to submit full paper Thursday 2010-03-18
- Submission of full paper 2010-05-14
- Publication of papers as special issue of To be Decided
. Editors: Jutta Treviranus, Liddy Nevile, Erlend Øverby, 2 more to be decided
- Follow up at Toronto Open Source Accessibility conference in 2010-10
Goal of Symposium
To better explore and understand several accessibility issues, and to discuss the relationship between sustainability and accessibility/universal design/inclusive design.
Summary of position papers will be presented before the symposium.
Relevant Topics for position paper
If you would like to present a position paper on other issues related to accessibility - you are invited to do so
- Collaborative technologies and accessibility
. How to accommodate a variety of users at the same time
- Mobile devices
. Augmented reality as facilitator for accessibility
. Location based services
. Just in time adoption of your environment
- Sustainable technologies and accessibility
. The role of OpenSource, Standards and the need for interoperability
- Aging population and technology
. Need for a human centric approach to Assistive Technology
. Holistic approach to accessibility
- Rethinking Assistive Technology
. AT and graphical interfaces
- Individual adaptability
. Alternative resources (DAISY, Sign Language and others)
- Findings from Toronto Conference on OpenSource and Accessibility
- Standards in Japan
. Japanese legislation
- Cognitive/Psychiatric challenges
. How to convey consistent information in a stressful situation (disasters etc.)
Submission of paper
- Send position paper to japan2010 (at) hypatia.no
If you have any questions, would like to contribute or be a sponsor, please contact us.
For more information about the symposium please contact one of the following organisers:
- Erlend Øverby, Hypatia AS - Convenor ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36/WG7 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Information Technology for Learning, Education and Training - Culture, Language and Individual Needs
- Jutta Treviranus, ATRC University of Toronto (email@example.com) Assistive Technology Research Centre
- Liddy Nevile - La Trobe University, Australia - DC Accessibility Convenor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Min Kang, Kobe University (email@example.com)