• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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39th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Has Concluded

Overview of Journal Call for Papers

The Journal Call for Papers has concluded.

The 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, held March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott, invites submissions of paper proposals to the Journal Track. Accepted papers must be presented in the Journal Track during the CSUN AT Conference. For more information, please visit the Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities.

The Journal Call for Papers opens Thursday, August 17, and closes on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 3:00 PM PDT.

The Journal Call for Papers is open to any suggestive topics listed below. This track strives at scientific excellence and involves a panel of leading researchers to review the submissions and aims for an acceptance rate of about 50%.

Schedule & Timeline

  • Journal Call for Papers opens August 17, 2023 and concludes September 5, 2023 at 3:00 PM PDT.
  • Notifications of Acceptance will be sent no later than Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
  • Authors of accepted proposals will be invited to submit complete manuscripts between September 26, 2023 – October 10, 2023 at 3:00 PM PDT.
  • Notification of Manuscript Acceptance for publication will be sent no later than October 26, 2023.
  • Presenter Registration is October 31- December 5, 2023 at 3:00 PM PST.
  • Final Manuscripts for publication must be submitted by December 7, 2023.


This list is suggestive of the types of papers for consideration, but by no means restricted to these specific areas.  Papers covering all areas of disability and all areas of technology are encouraged.

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Captions & Transcription
  • Cognitive & Learning Disabilities
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Design
  • Development
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Education
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Engineering
  • Evaluation & Remediation
  • Gaming & Interactive Entertainment
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  • Independent Living
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Law, Compliance, and Policy
  • Leadership & Strategy
  • Leisure & Travel
  • Mobile Technology
  • Mobility
  • Product Demonstration
  • Research
  • School-to-Work Transitioning
  • Video & Live Streaming
  • Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Cross/Mixed Reality (XR)
  • Web

Submission Procedures & Guidelines

Review the following guidelines before starting a submission.

By submitting a paper for consideration, authors agree to comply with Conference, Registration and Presentation Policies.

Please ensure that the information submitted is accurate and appropriately formatted according to these guidelines. The information submitted, including author names and abstract are published on the CSUN AT Conference website and program.  Please review and proof your submission for formatting, spelling, and capitalization.  Submissions with these errors and/or non-adherence to the procedures and guidelines will NOT be sent for review.

Authors and Presenters

  • All authors must be listed on the submission and extended abstract document. There is a maximum of five (5) authors on a submission.
  • One (1) author must be designated as the Contact Author to act as the point of contact for the submission. An alternate form of contact other than the previously provided e-mail and telephone number must be provided.
  • At least one (1) author must indicate intent to present and no more than five (5) authors may present. A presenter not listed as an author on the paper cannot present. Only authors that have indicated they will present will receive presenter registration details.
  • An individual can only be listed as an author on a maximum of two (2) separate paper submissions for the Journal Track.
  • Presenters cannot present more than three (3) total sessions between the Journal Track and the General Track at the Conference.
  • Adding authors to papers/manuscripts after acceptance is prohibited. All authors must be disclosed prior to review.
  • No addition of presenters will be permitted after the conclusion of Presenter Registration. Presenter Registrations are non-transferable.
  • Presentation at the CSUN Conference is required for manuscript publication.

Paper Title

Limit the title to 60 characters or less. The title of the presentation must be concise, descriptive, and accurately describe the content of the presentation. The use of "catchy phrases", "CSUN" or the conference name in your title is not permitted. Please do not use all capitals in your title.  (Example: This is the Proper Way to Capitalize a Title)


Provide a complete abstract for the paper.  The abstract should be no less than 500 words and no more than 1500.  It must include the title, the name(s) of presenter(s) and/or author(s) and their contact information, and a summary of the paper.

Please note, that Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities uses MLA Style. Preparing the extended abstract using MLA Style is strongly encouraged.  Submissions that do not include an accessible extended abstract may not be reviewed.

Each submission must include an electronic copy of the abstract.  There is a file size limit of 5MB. It is the responsibility of the author(s) and presenter(s) to provide an accessible document. Accepted formats are:

  • Microsoft Word Document (DOC, DOCX)
  • Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) Rich-Text Format (RTF)
  • UTF-8 or ASCII Text File (TXT)

Session Objective(s)

What knowledge will attendees take away from this session?  Provide 2-4 objectives or outcomes attendees can expect to take away.  The objectives should not exceed 750 characters [approximately 150 words].


Identify which audience would find this session most relevant?  Select up to five from a list of options.

Audience Level

Identify the intended audience level: Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced.

Session Summary

Prepare a clear, concise, and accurate summary. This is your opportunity to promote your session. This summary will be the public session description on the website and conference program.

Your summary should:

  • Consider your audience and speak directly to potential attendees
  • Explain what will be covered and discussed
  • Let attendees know what they should expect to get out of attending your session
  • Explain your subject matter's real-world application and whether it can apply across different fields and professional roles
  • Identify any new or special subject matter

Do not repeat the title or include the presenters' names in the summary. Proofread prior to submitting so you will be assured that it will reflect positively on the presenters and the subject matter.  The Session Summary should not exceed 250 characters [approximately 50 words].

Topic Areas

To help match submissions to reviewers and types of sessions, select one primary or main topic and then up to four additional secondary topics.  Please note that your topic selection(s) will be used as a way for attendees to search and sort for sessions in the online session schedule.


Only authors of accepted proposals for the Journal Track will be invited to submit a complete manuscript. Upon notice of acceptance to present, authors will receive further instructions, including formatting guidelines and template, to submit the complete manuscript for review for publication.  Complete manuscripts are due by 3:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, October 10, 2023.

A Note on Final Manuscripts

Following the review of manuscripts, the contact author listed on the proposal will receive a notice and further instructions, to submit a final manuscript intended for publication.  If none of the authors present their work at the 39th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, the final manuscript will be ineligible for publication.  Final manuscripts will be due no later than Thursday, December 7, 2023.

Presentation Slides

For the benefit of attendees, links to presentations will be made available. Sharing presentation slides is voluntary and not required to present at the conference.  However, we strongly encourage your participation in this effort to support the requests from attendees.

Prior to the conference, presenters will receive instructions on how to submit the link to your presentation. It is recommended that a service such as Apple iCloud, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive be used to host your presentation and create a shareable link.

We strongly urge you to make your presentation accessible so the content may be available to anyone. You may find these articles helpful:

The Center on Disabilities will confirm content linked is relevant to your presentation, but will not review content for accessibility and/or attempt to remediate any accessibility issues.

Presentations Policies

  • The Center on Disabilities at CSUN assumes the right to materials submitted in the Journal Call for Papers. 
  • Unauthorized recordings, filming or photography in the presentation rooms is prohibited by presenters and attendees.
  • Product giveaways and or sales are prohibited.
  • Authors may not be listed on more than two (2) Journal Track submissions/manuscripts and may not present at more than three (3) conference sessions total (General Track and Journal Track combined).
  • There is a maximum of five (5) presenters per presentation.
  • Accepted submissions will be listed one (1) time in the Conference Program and on the website and cannot be presented more than one (1) time at the CSUN AT Conference.
  • There are no panel presentations allowed.
  • Sessions are 40 minutes in length. Presenters should start and end their sessions on schedule and be sure to exit the presentation room once their session has concluded in order to provide enough set-up time for the presenters of the following session.


The Journal Call for Papers concluded on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 3:00 PM PDT.