Accessibility Guidelines and Support
The ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences (IMX) focuses on challenges and innovations across diverse forms of media engagement and experience. The aim is to provoke and promote discussion and the sharing of exciting ideas amongst researchers, industry practitioners and the academic community in all forms of media: VR, AR, MR, XR, 360°, live-streaming, online media content, authoring and production, as well as TV. We encourage authors to submit their novel research findings in analysing, developing, creating, installing, evaluating, critiquing or distributing interactive media experiences. Possible topics of interest include:
Making Accessible PDFs
To ensure equal access to readers with disabilities, we highly encourage authors to make their manuscripts and publications accessible. We have combined resources to help authors create accessible PDFs of their publications:
- Creating an accessible PDF directly from Word: The following link provides step-by-step instructions for adding basic accessibility to a Word document: Create an accessible ACM submission using Microsoft Word.
- Making a PDF accessible with Acrobat Pro: Acrobat tools make it easy to create accessible PDFs and check the accessibility of existing PDFs. The following link provides a simple, guided workflow for creating and verifying PDF accessibility with Acrobat Pro.
- Making accessible figures and graphs: Publications typically include figures and tables to support the text. To make PDFs accessible to readers, reviewers and editors who cannot see them, authors need to provide written descriptions of their figures (also known as alt-text). The following link provides a guide on how to describe figures and graphs.
Creating Accessible Presentations
Presenters are responsible for making their presentations accessible to the diverse audience at ACM IMX. We have combined resources to help presenters create accessible presentations of their research:
- Accessible presentation guide: In the following link, Kyle Rector provides nine guidelines for preparing a conference presentation that will communicate your message to every audience member. Check also the Making Accessible Presentations Youtube video.
- Accessible videos: An accessible video can be helpful to anyone at different times, but can be critical for many people with disabilities. The following link provides a checklist for creating accessible videos.
- Using captions and transcripts for accessibility: Captions and transcripts make the audio content in your video accessible to people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing. The following link provides a guide on how to make your videos more accessible with captions and transcripts.
For help, questions and general assistance about accessible submissions at ACM IMX 2024, please contact our Accessibility Chairs at: firstname.lastname@example.org