Important Dates:

A Workshop at the BCS HCI Conference 2008
September 2, 2008
Liverpool University


The emergence of the inclusive information society has placed emphasis upon the notion of accessibility. Accessibility is defined, for present purposes, as the absence of barriers that would otherwise hinder users in the use of technology to achieve their objectives effectively. Such barriers reflect system design and implementation factors, user characteristics and their interaction. It is becoming increasingly clear that accessibility is itself a complex concept and can be defined at a number of levels and from a number of perspectives. Thus the concept of accessibility itself needs to be developed to meet the demands of such complexity in a way that is accessible to system designers and other practitioners.

Topics of Interest

Possible topics of interest for the workshop include but are not limited to innovations in:

Submissions should highlight research in one or more of these areas which have a high potential of informing other areas. The workshop will seek to stimulate discussions of the overlaps within the above topics and directions for future research.

Paper Submission & Publication

We are seeking submissions of original papers that fit well with the workshop topics. Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length. Electronic submissions should be emailed as PDF files to


There will be two keynote presentations outlining the current state of the art and their challenges, and a number of peer-reviewed papers addressing research challenges.

Programme Committee

To be announced.

Workshop Chairs

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the workshop chairs: