The 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

The ASSETS conference explores the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults. ASSETS is the premier forum for presenting innovative research on mainstream and specialized assistive technologies, accessible computing, and assistive applications of computer, network, and information technologies. This includes the use of technology by and in support of:

  • Individuals who are Deaf/deaf or hard-of-hearing
  • Individuals who are blind or visually impaired
  • Individuals with other sensory impairments
  • Individuals with motor impairments
  • Individuals with memory, learning and cognitive impairments
  • Individuals with multiple impairments
  • Older adults with diverse capabilities
  • Professionals who work with these populations

All contributions are peer-reviewed by an international Program Committee. Accepted papers, posters and demonstrations will be archived in the ACM digital library. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS).


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Conference flyer.


The ASSETS 2018 conference will be held at The Galmont Hotel & Spa (formerly the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa) in Galway, Ireland.

For more information about the venue check out the Venue page.

Important Dates


  • Friday, March 2, 2018, 5 p.m. PDT – Mentoring request deadline
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 5 p.m. PDT – Technical Paper submission deadline
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018 – Initial Technical Paper reviews sent to authors, rebuttal phase opens
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 5 p.m. PDT – Rebuttal phase closes
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – Technical Paper acceptance decisions sent to authors
  • Monday, June 18, 2018, 5 p.m. PDT – Submission deadline for Doctoral Consortium
  • Monday, June 18, 2018, 5 p.m. PDT – Submission deadline for Student Research Competition
  • Monday, June 18, 2018, 5 p.m. PDT - Submission deadline for Posters, Demos, and Experience Reports
  • Friday, July 13, 2018 – Posters, Demos, Doctoral Consortium, Student Research Competition, and Experience Reports notification

For more information please visit the Call for Papers page.


Organizing Committee

General Chair

Faustina Hwang

University of Reading,
United Kingdom

Program Chair

Joanna McGrenere

University of British Columbia, Canada

Program Chair

David Flatla

University of Guelph, Canada

Treasurer and Registration Chair

Anke Brock

ENAC Toulouse,

For more information on the different committees please visit the Committees page.