The Poster and Demonstration Session is an opportunity for presenting late-breaking results, ongoing research projects, and speculative or innovative work in progress. This session is an ideal platform for researchers and practitioners to present their work, engage in discussion regarding their work and receive valuable feedback. Participants are invited to submit high-quality posters and demonstrations presenting novel ideas, designs, techniques, systems, tools, evaluations, scientific investigations, methodologies, social issues or policy issues relating to any topics that may be of interest to the accessibility community. A poster is a great way to test new ideas, generate interest in a research area, or describe useful or interesting work that is not substantial enough for a full paper presentation or present late-breaking result. A demonstration is a great way to communicate inventive accessible computing and IT technologies in action.

The submission must clearly demonstrate relevance to accessibility research. Decisions about acceptance will be based on relevance to accessibility, originality, potential significance, topicality and clarity. A detailed list of suggested topics can be found in the Call for Papers.


More details on both below.

Submission Guidelines

Poster and demonstration 4-page submission should use a single-column template found in the Submission Templates page. Note that references do not count toward page limits.

Submissions (in PDF format) should be submitted by the deadline (Thursday, July 2, 2020, 5 p.m. PDT). Please note that these are NOT double blind submissions; the authors' names should be on the paper. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international panel, per the ASSETS policy on Program Committees.

Accepted submissions will be included in the conference proceedings. For accepted posters and demonstrations, at least one author must register as the presenter by the early registration deadline to be included in the proceedings.

In addition, after acceptance, authors will be required to prepare a short audio speech file describing the content of their physical posters. This feature was introduced last year by Dhruv Jain to make posters more accessible to blind and low vision attendees and received very positive feedback. More details on this will be posted soon.

Accessible Submissions

Accessible PDFs

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. If you cannot create an accessible PDF at submission time then you will be given the option to upload either an accessible HTML or Microsoft Word version of your paper in addition to your PDF to facilitate review. If your paper is accepted, the final version will need to be transformed into an accessible PDF document.

Writing Guidelines

Writing Guidelines are available to help authors choose appropriate language for writing about technology and people with disabilities. Finally, please refer to the ACM policy on plagiarism for guidance.

Important Dates

How to submit

Please submit your posters and demonstrations via Posters and Demonstrations submission site.

Poster Presentation

As ASSETS is being held virtual this year, the posters and demo presentations will not be held in person. Instead, if your poster/demo is accepted, one of the authors will be required to present the poster/demo through an online conference call in the designated time slots during the conference. We will release more details about this soon.

If you have any special requests or if this online mode of presentation is difficult for you, please contact João Guerreiro and Dhruv Jain at, and we will work it out.

Further Information

For further information or any questions regarding the event or submissions, please contact the Posters and Demonstrations Chairs - João Guerreiro and Dhruv Jain at