[ 921CGELATAK13 ] KV Assistive Technologies and Accessibility

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M - Master's programme Computer Science Klaus Miesenberger 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Computer Science 2013W
Objectives Students develop

- basic awareness and understanding of the importance of web and software accessibility

- basic knowledge about disabilities, their implications and requirements for software systems

- knowledge about Assistive Technologies (AT)

- practical skills in development and design of Assistive Technologies for selected groups of people with disabilities

Subject - 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

- Overview to Assistive Technologies (AT), trends and developments

- Practical examples of development of AT

- Practical development of AT

- user centred design and contacts to users / 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 - handout

- up to date literature

Changing subject? Yes
Further information
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment