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INFO-H 581 Experience Design and Evaluation of Access Technologies

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Delivery: Online
  • Semesters offered: Spring
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  • This course covers access technologies and user experience design for users with disabilities. Students learn to apply accessible design techniques to create and evaluate assistive technologies and inclusive products and critique existing user experience design approaches to accessibility.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Evaluate the accessibility of digital content and interfaces, and develop fixes to make the content more accessible.
    2. Evaluate the user experience design challenges experienced by people with disabilities and their causes.
    3. Critique the accessibility of traditional user experience and HCI methods for diverse participants, and propose modifications to make these methods more equitable while maintaining methodological rigor and data quality.
    4. Create and test accessible prototypes of a single, final design, or a number of design alternatives with users with disabilities by analyzing a design challenge and using disability-specific design techniques.
    5. Critique your conceptions of disability and the accessibility of the UX and HCI practices you use.