CSUN-2018, Inclusive Design 24 and WCAG 2.1 Updates

Important updates on CSUN asistive technology conference (CSUN-2018), Inclusive Design 24 (#ID 24) and WCAG 2.1 public draft for review are updated in this article. This is the time to present and talk on your experiences, view points and be a part of the change in the world of accessibility. The August public draft for review on WCAG 2.1 is due until September 13 2017. Look at the public draft and share any comments or feedback you may have.

CSUN-2018 General Call for papers

The General Call for Papers for the 33rd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference (CSUN-2018) will open Thursday, September 14, 2017 and conclude on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

CSUN-2018 event venue and dates

The 33rd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference (CSUN-2018) will be held March 19 2018 to March 23 2018 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, Ca.

Important dates for CSUN-2018

  • General Call for papers open on September 14 2017 and closes on October 3rd 2017.
  • Notification of acceptance October 24th 2017.
  • Speaker registration opens on October 31st 2017 and closes on November 28th 2017.
  • Late speaker registration is open until December 19th 2017.

Visit CSUN 2018 General call for papersExternal Website for latest updates.

Submission topics, dates and guidelines can be found at CSUN 2018 call for papers Overview External Website

Call for presentations Inclusive Design 24

Inclusive Design 24 celebrates efforts worldwide to ensure people with disabilities have full and equal access to the web. To this end, #ID24 will be holding 24 completely free one-hour webinars on all things accessibility. The sessions range from beginner to advanced and are aimed at everyone from executives to web developers.

The next inclusive design 24 #ID24 is planned on November 16 2017. The call for presentations are currently opened. Call for presentation can be submitted until September 17 2017. Selected talks will be notified on September 25 2017.

Submit your talkExternal Website and be a part of the change you want to see. For more information visit Inclusive Design 24External Website.

Have any questions? Why not drop an email at id24@paciellogroup.com.

WCAG 2.1 public draft for review

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published an updated Working DraftExternal Website of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1

Highlights of this and upcoming drafts

  • Today’s draft includes additional success criteria that the Working Group approved. Further details are in the status section and changes are listed in the change logExternal Website.
  • A draft is planned for September that will comprise the final set of new success criteria. The Working Group particularly seeks comments on addressing any overlaps between success criteria, and possibly reorganizing or renumbering success criteria.
  • In November a draft will be published that incorporates those changes from the September draft, and is intended to be the final version beginning implementation testing.
  • WCAG 2.1 is expected to be published as a W3C Recommendation by mid-2018.

To comment, the Working Group requests input be filed as new issues on githubExternal Website. or by email to public-agwg-comments@w3.org.

The Working Group requests comments on this draft be filed by 13 September 2017.

1 Comment to "CSUN-2018, Inclusive Design 24 and WCAG 2.1 Updates"

  1. August 29, 2017 - 2:39 am | Permalink

    I briefly looked over the Updated Working Draft, but I just don’t have the time to deal with all the formalities in reviewing the full draft and submitting my recommendation. I just need to know one thing, Who is advocating on behalf of persons with cognitive or intellectual disabilities? Statistically, there are more people affected by disabilities due to brain, cognitive, and sensory challenges than ALL OTHER disabilities combined – but I don’t see much of a voice in this space. Tech is tailor made to provide solutions for those with brain/cognitive challenges, yet is just isn’t being advocated. 90% of what I see from WC3 is for the blind. And when I’ve attended area accessibility and usability meetings, the presentations are all about utilizing “old technology” solutions, which leaves me feeling this all has become just like the regulatory framework in the U.S. healthcare industry, that is, mostly designed around OLD solutions for job security for those who work in the industry.

    I am not only a scientist, but am an affected user. In my 25 years, of trying to bring progress mostly what I encounter is “politics.” And I just don’t have the time or patience for it.

    When you guys decide you want to move beyond politics and really make progress in brain/cognitive disabilities to reach the under-represented masses in this, you get a hold of me. I’ll share a link to my most recent updated cognitive access blog on accessibility/usability that I believe today is now one & the same.




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