2nd Workshop on Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusivity in Cyber Security

Monday 11th July 2022

BCS HCI 2022 Conference, Keele University


Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusivity (DAI) are important considerations for cyber security, to ensure that security mechanisms are suitable for all users, who could have differing abilities as a result of physical or cognitive impairments. One way this can be achieved is by implementing accessible authentication, which is recommended as part of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). There have been recent examples where authentication has presented challenges for people with disabilities (BBC News, 2020). Other considerations include, deriving heuristics during the design of systems, to ensure that the accessibility requirements of potential users are satisfied. This second DAI Workshop will investigate the recent developments that aim to ensure cyber security is accessible and inclusive to all users. It will specifically focus on the COVID-19 pandemic that has amplified existing inequalities, leaving people with disabilities feeling excluded, discriminated against, and marginalised. This further strengthens the need for appropriate methods and heuristics towards addressing the intersectional disadvantage that people with disabilities face. The workshop will be a forum for researchers in the domains of accessibility, cyber security, human computer interaction, human centred design and System of Systems to discuss the challenges and solutions for enhancing the diversity, accessibility and inclusivity of cyber security.


• Submissions: 13th June 2022, 5pm (BST)

• Notifications: 20th June 2022

• Camera-ready Submissions: 27th June 2022, 5pm (BST)

• Workshop: 11th July 2022