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The 2017 ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium: Automated & Manual Testing, WCAG 2.1, and Beyond

Thursday October 26 & Friday October 27, 2017

(Workshops: Wednesday October 25)

Call For Proposals

Submission deadline for 1,000 word proposals: Friday, June 30, 2017

The symposium will include workshops, presentations and published proceedings from peer reviewed submissions. We welcome national and international submissions from all sectors, including disability associations, academia, government, industry, industry associations, and non profits.

The CFP document includes:

  • Submission requirements
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Student travel bursary information
  • Venue and Registration
  • Important dates
  • The Symposium Committee

Download the full 2017 Call For Proposals in PDF format.

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Symposium Venue

Facade of conference center building 
		at 1100 New York Avenue Northwest

Partnership for Public Service Conference Center, Washington DC
1100 New York Avenue NW, Suite 200 East,
Washington, DC 20005, USA

Hotel Information

Renaissance Downtown DC Hotel. 
		Use this link to access the Symposium Room Block.

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

999 9th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20001-4427

The hotel is one block from the symposium venue.

Room Rate: $259 (Reserve Your Room Here)
Note: Room block rates good until Sept. 22, or until booked out.

Student Travel Bursaries

The Symposium Comittee is actively encouraging growth of the accessibility testing field by offering student travel bursaries of $1,500 to help cover costs of travel, accomodations and registration.

Two travel bursaries are currently available, made possible by our generous student travel sponsors:

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To be eligible for consideration, student submissions must be recieved by the June 30th deadline. Further details on travel bursaries are available in the Call for Proposals document.

To sponsor additional student travel bursaries, Contact the Symposium Chair.

Discussions, Meetings and Breakouts

With researchers and practitioners coming from far and wide, the event provides a great location for planned meetings as well as impromptu discussion among attendees.

A limited number of meeting rooms are available to be booked at cost. For more details, see the call for proposals document.

Get on the Mailing List

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The 2016 Archives

For inspiration, here is archive information from last-year's symposium:

Cyndi Rowland, winner of the Best Paper award

Last Year's Awards

  • Social Impact Award: Judy Brewer, World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C-WAI)
  • Best Paper: Cyndi Rowland, WebAIM, Utah State University "How Can Nontechnical Individuals Assist in Web Accessibility Testing?"
  • Best Presentation: Jon Gunderson, University of Illinois, "OpenAjax Evaluation Library"


With support from the 2017 ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium Committee,
The 2017 Accessibility Testing Symposium is organized by Accessibility Track Consulting, LLC

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Image credits:
“Washington, DC, Skyline” (Cropped from original) by Ed Uthman (CC BY-SA 2.0) .
“The Art Deco 1100 New York Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C.” by AgnosticPreachersKid (CC BY-SA 3.0)
2016 event photos by John Rempel. Used with permission.