The research on accessible and assistive technologies is mainly motivated by the needs of people with disabilities and other stakeholders, like caregivers and educators. Understanding these needs is of paramount importance but often requires first-hand experience that might not be available to all researchers in the community. To address this problem, ASSETS 2020 invites papers that reflect people’s experiences with disabilities and the related challenges and opportunities, in particular related to accessible and assistive technologies. These papers will be reflective in nature and will give authors an opportunity to share their experience in their role of people with disabilities or other stakeholders, like caregivers, rehabilitation professionals, educators, researchers, developers or entrepreneurs.

Submitted papers should clearly explain how the community can benefit from the reported experience. When applicable, the technology and the focus of the report should be described citing appropriate references. Interesting topics include but are not limited to:

Please note, unless explicitly advised by the technical paper review panel, authors should not submit papers which have not been accepted within the technical paper track for review within the experience report track.

Submission Guidelines

Experience Reports proposals should be submitted using one of the templates that can be found in the Submission Templates page.

Experience Reports proposals are limited in length to 7 pages in the single-column submission format and references do not count toward page limits. At least one author is expected to present their work and share their first-hand experience with the ASSETS community. Accepted experience reports will be published in the conference proceedings. Your PDF file must be accessible. Please refer to the instructions on Creating an Accessible ACM Conference Paper for information on how to accomplish this.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international panel, per the ASSETS policy on Program Committees. Writing Guidelines are available to help authors choose appropriate language for writing about technology and people with disabilities. Finally, please refer to Finally, please refer to the ACM policy on plagiarism for guidance.

Submissions are NOT double-blind: the authors' names should be on the paper.

Experience reports should be submitted via Precision Conference.

Important Dates

Further Information

For further information or any questions regarding the event or submissions, please contact the Experience Report Chairs, Sergio Mascetti and Abi Roper, at er-assets20@acm.org.