[Athen] Call for papers: 20th Anniversary Issue of ITD-Journal

Terrill Thompson tft at uw.edu
Tue Nov 12 16:13:45 PST 2013

Hi All,

At the ATHEN annual meeting we discussed the possibility of having a
20th Anniversary issue of Information Technology and Disabilities
(ITD) Journal, and the response among those present was overwhelmingly

For those of you who have been in the accessible technology field for
a while, please read on and consider submitting an article...

The Information Technology and Disabilities (ITD) Journal will soon be
celebrating its twentieth year. Technology has evolved in amazing ways
since that first issue was published in January 1994, and the
evolution of technology has included a parallel evolution in
accessibility (both positive and not-so-positive).

This 20 year anniversary offers us an opportunity to consider all that
has transpired over the last twenty years, and all that still needs to
be done. With this in mind, the ITD Journal is seeking articles that
explore the theme of change as it applies to information technology
accessibility. Many of us who work in the IT accessibility field have
been active in this space for a long time, persistently and patiently
working to bring about positive change. This is an opportunity for
each of us to reflect on what we've experienced, consider the
challenges that await, and share perspectives on how we can apply the
lessons of yesterday toward meeting the challenges of tomorrow.

Submissions don't have to be long, formal, or scholarly. We're just
wanting to assemble a collection of different perspectives that mark
this point in time and offer ideas, strategies, and vision for
everyone to contemplate as we continue moving forward.

The deadline for submissions is December 30. We're hoping to pull it
all together and publish the anniversary issue (with lots of fanfare)
at the CSUN conference in March.

Please consider submitting an article! And if you think you might do
so, please let me know soon so we'll have a heads-up on what to


Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist
DO-IT, Accessible Technology Services
UW Information Technology
University of Washington
tft at uw.edu

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