DAE 2013: The Art of Digital Accessibility
Call for Proposals for the 5th Annual Digital Accessibility Expo (DAE) 2013
725 W Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
April 22, 2013
Making digital information accessible has moved beyond the "text only" link
on a Web site. Digital information needs to be informative, dynamic, and
beautiful for everyone to access. The standards have been raised, and new
techniques in digital design allow for accessibility for people with
disabilities and also conform to high standards in artistic web design.
The Digital Accessibility Expo Executive Committee is now accepting
proposals for DAE 2013. The Digital Accessibility Expo (DAE) is an annual
one day conference at the University of Illinois at Chicago and organized by
the UIC Disability Resource Center with the focus of giving users the tools
and information to implement and improve digital accessibility in their
organization. Previous DAE Sponsors include the UIC Office of the
Chancellor, the UIC Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with
Disabilities, the Great Lakes ADA Center, the UIC Office for Access and
Equity, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), AccessText Network,
the Microcomputer Science Centre Inc., and MSF&W.
Session proposals are now being accepted on a wide range of topics
concerning digital access for all, including people with disabilities.
Proposals which conform to the theme of making digital information
accessible, instructional, dynamic and beautiful will give be given first
consideration for DAE 2013. Examples of topics (but not all inclusive)
include: Best practices in artistic Web design, AT tools for accessing
dynamic web sites, tools for developing artistic, well organized and
accessible sites, techniques/tools for making multimedia accessible (audio
description, captioning), implementation of dynamic, beautiful and
accessible sites in organizations, and digital instruction that is both
creative and accessible.
Please submit your session proposal by filling out this online form:
If you are interested in doing this session remotely, please indicate that
in your proposal description. Presenters will receive a complimentary
registration (including parking) during the Expo.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS is January 31, 2013. Someone from the
Executive Committee will let you know by Monday, February 18, 2013, whether
or not your proposal has been accepted.
If you have any other questions about the Digital Accessibility Expo,
contact me, Kevin Price, at [log in to unmask] or 312-413-0886.
Kevin Price MSW, ATP
Assistive Technology Specialist
Chair of the UIC Web Accessibility Committee Disability Resource Center (MC
University of Illinois at Chicago Suite 1190, Student Services Building
1200 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607-7163
(312) 413-0886 Fax (312) 413-778
Email: [log in to unmask]