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CfP: Mixed Reality and Accessibility Workshop at ISMAR 2019.

Mixed Reality and Accessibility Workshop at ISMAR 2019, Beijing, China, October 14th, 2019


Call for Papers:

Mixed Reality (MR) holds great potential for accessibility, for example, facilitating daily tasks (e.g., reading, shopping, navigation, etc.), as well as creating MR environments to support training and rehabilitation for people with different needs and disabilities. Despite its potential, as a new form of technology with hardware and software limitations, MR itself could pose unique challenges to people with disabilities, involving technical, privacy, ethical, and accessibility concerns. As MR products and research prototypes are increasingly being designed to address accessibility issues, it is time to discuss opportunities and challenges for MR applications for people with disabilities, as well as to derive accessibility standards for MR technology itself.

The aim of this workshop is to establish a community for discussing the design and development of MR technology in the context of accessibility. We will focus on three major topics: (1) MR application design for accessibility; (2) challenges of MR in the context of accessibility (technical, privacy, ethical, etc.); and (3) accessibility of general MR technology. We welcome researchers, designers, and practitioners who work on MR technology and accessibility related areas. Those who are currently not in this field but interested in these research topics are also welcomed to participate. The workshop will last one day, including a paper presentation session, a demo and poster session, a panel in which people with disabilities describe their experiences with MR, and a group activity session with presentations.


We accept three types of submissions: (1) a research paper; (2) a demo or poster description: including a system description and space requirements for a demo, or a research description and a poster draft for a poster; or (3) a position statement, including the researcher’s original research and his/her interest and experience in the workshop topic. A submission should be no longer than four pages in ISMAR paper format. References will not count towards the page limit. Submissions will be selected by the organizers based on originality and relevance to the scope and goal of the workshop. Accepted submissions (except for position statements) will be published in the ISMAR 2019 adjunct proceedings and IEEE Xplore. All accepted submissions will be posted on the workshop website ( beforehand. At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop.

Submissions should be sent by email to Yuhang Zhao ( and Shiri Azenkot (

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: July 19th 2019, 23:59 AoE.

  • Notification of Acceptance: August 14th 2019, 23:59 AoE.

  • Camera-ready Submission: September 4th 2019, 23:59 AoE.

  • Workshop: October 14th 2019, 9:00 am GMT+8.

Workshop Organizers:

Yuhang Zhao, Cornell Tech, Cornell University

Shiri Azenkot, Cornell Tech, Cornell University

Steven Feiner, Columbia University

Leah Findlater, University of Washington

Meredith Ringel Morris, Microsoft Research

Holger Regenbrecht, University of Otago

Martez Mott, Microsoft Research

Yuanchun Shi, Tsinghua University

Chun Yu, Tsinghua University

Please feel free to contact us with questions about the workshop at (Yuhang Zhao).


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