W3C, the Web Accessibility Initiative, will host an online Mobile Accessibility Symposium on June 25, 2012.
Mobile devices are becoming increasingly important and are already the primary form of accessing the Web in many parts of the world. However, persons with disabilities experience many difficulties when they access the web with mobile devices.
The symposium will discuss the accessibility of mobile devices and “aims to bring researchers and practitioners together to discuss these challenges and possible solutions, and develop a road map for future research and development in the field.”
W3C has also issued a call for papers relating to current mobile accessibility standards, technical challenges of accessibility, and new interaction models to enhance accessibility.
For more information, please visit Mobile Accessibility Online Symposium
By Aqeel Qureshi, www.globalaccessibilitynews.com