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1st Workshop on Accessible Data Visualization, IEEE VIS 2024

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The ubiquity of data visualization across various domains—from data science and machine learning to business intelligence, medical science, and education—demonstrates its critical role in conveying complex information. However, it is now well-known that visualizations may create inequitable access to information for people with different disabilities (e.g., vision, motor, or cognitive disabilities). In response, the accessibility and visualization fields have sought to increase the accessibility of data visualizations for different populations. Examples of research in this area include interviews and observational studies with users with disabilities to understand accessibility issues with visualization, proposing theoretical frameworks, and designing technical solutions such as generating alt text, sonification, or physical artifacts. Despite these efforts, many visualization interfaces and tools remain inaccessible to users with various forms of disabilities. Building on the growing interest and open challenges at this intersection, the in-person Accessible Data Visualization (AccessViz) workshop aims to gather researchers, practitioners, and representatives from disability community at a common platform where we can formulate a community, share innovative discoveries, and envision the future of accessible data visualization research.


Call for Papers

We welcome short/position papers (2-4 pages) that discuss topics relevant to accessible data visualizations. Papers can summarize previous work, propose future work or ideas, present tools and systems, or present a vision. Each submission will be reviewed by two members of the organizing team. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding accessibility needs of different disability communities
  • Building and designing the accessibility support tools for interactive visualization
  • Empowering users with disability create data visualization and alternate data representations
  • Transformation between different information modalities (visualization, sonification, haptics)
  • Collaboration between users who may have diverse accessibility needs

Submission Guidelines

  • Authors will have the option to make their paper(s) either archival or non-archival after acceptance. Archival papers will appear in IEEE Xplore.
  • We recommend authors to use the VGTC conference two-column format, especially for papers that authors want to publish in IEEE Xplore. Please consult the IEEE VIS formatting guidelines for more details and templates. Note: This is not a strict requirement. We will review all submitted papers the same regardless of their formatting.
  • We highly recommend screen reader accessible final submissions. Please see the VIS Accessibility Guide to learn how you can make your contribution accessible.
  • Submissions should be made through the Precision Conference System (PCS).

For any questions or inquiries, please email us at accessiblevizworkshop@gmail.com.


Organizers


Announcement

  • July 15, 2024: Our paper submission deadline is extended by a week. The new deadline is July 22nd, 2024, 11:59PM AOE
  • May 24, 2024: There is no separate registration for the workshop. All IEEE VIS registered attendees can join the workshop.

Important Dates

  • June 15, 2024: Submission site (Precision Conference System) open
  • July 15, 2024 July 22nd, 2024: Submission due (11:59 PM AOE)
  • August 15, 2024: Reviews released to the authors