Japan 2010 Accessibility Symposium

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.

Collaboration between:

  1. ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36/WG7 (Mr. Erlend Øverby)
  2. ATRC-University of Toronto (Professor Jutta Treviranus)
  3. Kobe University (Associate Professor Min Kang and Professor Narisuke Utsuki)
  4. Japan Daisy Consortium (Mr. Hiroshi Kawamura)
  5. Japanese Society of Information and System in Education (Professor Toshio Okamoto)

Practical information

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

  1. Collaborative technologies and accessibility
    . How to accommodate a variety of users at the same time
  2. Mobile devices
    . Awareness
    . Augmented reality as facilitator for accessibility
    . Location based services
    . Just in time adoption of your environment
  3. Sustainable technologies and accessibility
    . The role of OpenSource, Standards and the need for interoperability
  4. Aging population and technology
    . Need for a human centric approach to Assistive Technology
    . Holistic approach to accessibility
  5. Rethinking Assistive Technology
    . AT and graphical interfaces
  6. Individual adaptability
    . Alternative resources (DAISY, Sign Language and others)
  7. Findings from Toronto Conference on OpenSource and Accessibility
  8. Standards in Japan
    . Japanese legislation
  9. Cognitive/Psychiatric challenges
    . How to convey consistent information in a stressful situation (disasters etc.)

Practical information

Submission of paper
  • Send position paper to japan2010 (at) hypatia.no
Contact Information

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 (erlend.overby@hypatia.no) Information Technology for Learning, Education and Training - Culture, Language and Individual Needs
  • Jutta Treviranus, ATRC University of Toronto (jutta.treviranus@utoronto.edu) Assistive Technology Research Centre
  • Liddy Nevile - La Trobe University, Australia - DC Accessibility Convenor (liddy.nevile@gmail.com)
  • Min Kang, Kobe University (kang@kobe-u.ac.jp)