[ 921INSYASWK13 ] KV Accessible Software and Web Design

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1,5 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Computer Science Klaus Miesenberger 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Computer Science 2021W
Objectives Students

  • develop basic awareness and understanding of the importance of web and software accessibility
  • know guidelines, standards, techniques and tools for implementation of accessibility
  • have practical skills in evaluating accessibility of software and web pages/applications
  • have practical skills in the development and design of accessible web and software systems
  • Potential and importance of accessibility for people with disabilities and the ageing population
  • Assistive Technologies and requirements for implementation of systems and the Human-Computer Interface related to requirements of vision, hearing, motor, cognitive, speaking and psychological disabilities
  • Web and software accessibility guidelines, standards, techniques and tools
  • Practical examples of of evaluating and (re)designing for accessibility
  • Accessibility as part of the software and web engineering process
Criteria for evaluation Participation, contribution, exam and quality of practical examples
Methods Combination of presentation, discussion and practice
Language German or English (on demand)
Study material
  • handouts
  • up to date literature
Changing subject? No
Further information
Corresponding lecture in collaboration with 921INSYKBSK13: KV Knowledge Based Systems (3 ECTS) -or- 921INSYIISK13: KV Integrated Information Systems (3 ECTS) -or- 921INSYIREK13: KV Information Retrieval and Extraction (3 ECTS) equivalent to
INMIPKVKCSY: KV Knowledge-centered Systems (4,5 ECTS)

in collaboration with any Complementary course (1,5 ECTS) in the master's program Computer Science equivalent to
INMAWKVBFSE: KV Barrierefreie Systementwicklung (3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment