An online workshop at ASSETS 2023

The deadline has been extended to October 3rd, 2023 (Anywhere on Earth).

A note on planning

We will to split the workshop in two parts of two hours. The first part will be in October just before the conference, specifically on

Tuesday, October 17th at 09:00 ET / 15:00 CEST
Friday, October 20th at 13:00 ET / 10:00 PT.

The second part will likely be held during the week of ASSETS, but negotiated with the attendees. We will also offer a fully asynchronous participation option.

Call for Submissions

The workshop “Tackling the Lack of a Practical Guide in Disability-Centered Research” at ASSETS 2023 aims to explore the opportunity to provide practical guidance for access(ibility) research that centers disabled people. We intend to build on insights from disability studies, critical access research, and disabled communities, seeking to minimize instances in which research is irrelevant or does harm. The overarching goal is to discuss current research approaches, and develop practical recommendations for our research community.

We invite participation from members of our community and beyond who want to reflect on how we engage in research, including those who are new to accessibility research.

Submissions should be a short engagement (typically around 1-4 pages) with the topic, and could be in written format, a video, or another graphical format, must be accessible, and should fall into one of the three following categories:

(1) Reflective accounts of one’s own research, critically examining researcher positionality and how disabled people were (not) included in the research process.

(2) A summary of questions that you have with respect to accessibility research that centers disabled people, and an indication of guidance that you would like to receive. This category is particularly suited for people who are new to accessibility research.

(3) Experience reports of research participation, or instances in which participation was declined. This category is open to disabled people who have previously taken part in (accessibility) research (or declined to do so).

Submissions are due on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023, and can be made via email to The typically expected length of submissions would be about 1-4 pages.