The 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

The ASSETS conference is the premier forum for presenting research on the design, evaluation, use, and education of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults. We invite high-quality original submissions on topics relevant to computing and accessibility.

For the first time, ASSETS is expanding its scope this year to include original high-quality research on topics related to education of accessibility and computing.

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).



The ASSETS 2019 conference will be held at The Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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Important Dates


  • Friday, March 1, 2019, 5 p.m. PDT – Mentoring request deadline
  • Thursday, May 2, 2019, 5 p.m. PDT – Technical Paper submission deadline
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 5 p.m. PDT – Initial Technical Paper reviews sent to authors, rebuttal phase opens
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 5 p.m. PDT – Rebuttal phase closes
  • Friday, June 28, 2019 – Technical Paper acceptance decisions sent to authors

Deadlines for poster and demonstration submissions will be announced soon!


General Chair

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Jeffrey P. Bigham, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Program Chairs

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Shiri Azenkot, Cornell Tech, USA

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Shaun Kane, University of Colorado Boulder, USA


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Kotaro Hara, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Please visit the Organizing Committee page to see the entire list.