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 related to computing for 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 computing accessibility.

All contributions are peer-reviewed by an international Program Committee. Accepted papers and the abstracts for posters and demonstrations, experience reports, and the student research competition 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).


Venue and Dates

The ASSETS 2019 conference will be held at The Omni William Penn Hotel from October 28th to 30th, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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

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
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - Submission deadline for: Posters, Demos, Doctoral Consortium, Experience reports, and Student research competition
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - Acceptance decisions for: Posters, Demos, Experience reports, and Student research competition
  • Friday, August 2, 2019 - Acceptance decision for Doctoral Consortium

For more information please visit the Call for Papers page.


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

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


Please visit the Sponsors & Partners page to see the entire list.