[ 921CGELATAK13 ] KV Assistive Technologies and Accessibility

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Computer Science Klaus Miesenberger 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Computer Science 2022W
Objectives Students

  • develop basic awareness and understanding of the importance assistive technologies and of web and software accessibility
  • know different disabilities, their implications and requirements for software/system and Human-Comüputer Interface design and development
  • know important Assistive Technologies (AT) for Human-Computer Interaction
  • are able to design and implement assistive functionalities and tools for selected groups of people with disabilities
  • Potential and importance of ICT/AT for people with disabilities and the ageing population
  • Disabilities and their impact on usage of software systems
  • Alternative skills of people with disabilities and how to exploit them for Human-Computer Interaction
  • Overview to Assistive Technologies (AT), trends and developments
  • Frameworks for developping assistive functionalities and tools
  • User centred design of Assistive Technologies; and user involvement
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
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment