The 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Author Information about COVID-19 (March 20th, 2020):

We recognize that among the many impacts of COVID-19, a number of authors are needing to cancel planned work with representative users and are worried about how this will affect their ability to complete planned submissions. While submissions will be evaluated against the same criteria as in previous years, we encourage authors to consider new and creative ways of engaging with stakeholders and establishing the validity of their ideas. Critical reflections on the lessons learned through experimentation with new techniques and methods can serve as novel contributions to the research community. We encourage authors to consider how their current experiences could be framed as such. To further support authors, the submission deadline for technical papers has been extended by two weeks (other deadlines adapted accordingly).

Information about COVID-19 (March 3rd, 2020):

There is great uncertainty about the evolution and impact of COVID-19. While we hope that it will not be an issue for the conference, we are monitoring the situation and will keep the website updated with any changes to the conference arrangements. If travel restrictions prevent accepted authors from attending and presenting in person, there will be no penalties, and the conference will seek to provide accommodations.

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.

ASSETS has expanded its scope 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 2020 conference will be held from 26th to 28th October, 2020 at the Titania hotel in Athens, Greece.

Image of the Titania hotel Hotel in Athens, Greece

More information about the venue coming soon.

Important Dates


  • Monday, March 2, 2020, 5 p.m. PDT – Mentoring request deadline
  • Thursday, April 23 Thursday, May 7, 2020, 5 p.m. PDT – Technical Paper submission deadline
  • Tuesday, June 2 Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 5 p.m. PDT – Initial Technical Paper reviews sent to authors, rebuttal phase opens
  • Tuesday, June 9 Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 5 p.m. PDT – Rebuttal phase closes
  • Monday, June 22 Friday, June 26, 2020 – Technical Paper acceptance decisions sent to authors
  • Thursday, July 2, 2020 - Submission deadline for:
    • Posters
    • Demonstrations
    • Doctoral Consortium
    • Experience reports
    • Student research competition
  • Friday, July 24, 2020 - Acceptance decisions for:
    • Posters
    • Demonstrations
    • Experience reports
    • Student research competition
    • Doctoral Consortium

For more information please visit the Call for Papers page.


General Chair

Picture of Tiago Guerreiro

Tiago Guerreiro, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Program Chairs

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Karyn Moffatt, McGill University, Canada

Picture of Hugo Nicolau

Hugo Nicolau, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Treasure and Registration Chair

Picture of Hernisa Kacorri

Hernisa Kacorri, University of Maryland, USA