Congreso, coloquio o simposioInfoling 9.20 (2020)

Título:DSAI Special Track on Readability as an Accessibility Factor (DSAI 2020)
Entidad organizadora:DSAI-ACM-SIGACESS
Lugar de celebración:Online - Madrid, España
Fecha de inicio:2 de diciembre de 2020
Fecha de finalización:4 de diciembre de 2020
Circular Nº:1
Contacto:Jorge Morato,

DSAI 2020 is the 9th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion. DSAI 2020 is co-located with TECH-EDU 2020. DSAI 2020 is organised in-cooperation with ACM SIGACCESS.


DSAI’2020 special tracks are sessions organized by high-profile organizers that invite 5-6 authors in a special podium session as part of the conference program. They intend to extend the impact of the conference and promote its main goals, namely: provide a space for debate on new tendencies and software projects for populations with special needs; contribute to the creation of synergies among public and private entities, namely Industry and Universities; to share experiences and best practices.


This Special Track is focused on Readability as an Accessibility Factor.


Currently, and increasingly, we are immersed in a digital society that pretends to make our lives easier. Unfortunately, however, due to accessibility barriers not everyone can access the digital information and services. These accessibility barriers become especially important and worrying when they are related to the individual’s rights, like public information from the Government, or services as education, health, employment or social activities, among others.


One important requirement for a web page to be accessible for all, according to the current international standards from the W3C Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is that the text should be readable and understandable to the broadest audience possible.


Therefore, readability is the accessibility factor on which this special track focuses. Are the public web pages and documents accessible for all? People with cognitive or learning disabilities, elderly people, foreign people, etc. usually experience difficulties for understanding the public web pages and documents published. Could we improve this situation and make the Web and public documents accessible for all?


Topics of the Special Track include but are not limited to:

  • Readability factors in Websites and Documents
  • Easy reading and readability
  • Impairments and readability
  • Standards and guidelines related to readability and accessibility
  • Evaluation of readability barriers and factors
  • Software tools to improve readability
  • Case studies


Paper Submission:

  • All papers for the special track will be submitted by the authors via the Conference Management System (, selecting the track "Readability as an Accessibility Factor".
  • Each paper, written in English, should have no more than 8 pages, including references and illustrations. Electronic submissions in accessible PDF electronic format are strongly recommended. Submissions should follow the ACM conference format (
  •  Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process.
  •  All accepted papers of the conference will be archived in the ACM digital library and the conference proceedings will be submitted for Indexing to Scopus and Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science).
Área temática:Lingüística cognitiva, Lingüística computacional, Terminología
Comité científico

Sonia Sanchez-Cuadrado - Universidad Complutense

Divakar Yadav - National Institute of Technology Hamirpur

Prof. Arti Jain -Jaypee Institute of Information Technology

Sanja Stajner -

Sisi Gui - Nanjing University

Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa - Universidad Politécnica Madrid

Shadi Abou-Zahra - W3C

Raja Kushalnagar- Gallaudet University

Leporini Barbara - Italian National Research Council

Comité organizador

Ana Iglesias Maqueda - Universidad Carlos III

Jorge Morato - Universidad Carlos III

Plazo de envío de propuestas: hasta el15 de septiembre de 2020
Notificación de contribuciones aceptadas:30 de septiembre de 2020
Lengua(s) oficial(es) del evento:


Fecha de publicación en Infoling:10 de septiembre de 2020
Jorge Morato
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (España)