Spring 2021

INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Accessible UX

Unique ID: 28345


06:00 PM - 09:00 PM  

Hybrid instruction - Includes both in-person class meetings and asynchronous online coursework to be arranged. Some students may be permitted to take the class entirely online.

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Accessible UX provides students working (or planning to work) in any area of UX, Digital Product Management, or Development with key skills and insights into the current accessibility landscape, in addition to specific guidelines and WCAG conformance specifications. The course is divided into foundational and tactical modules. The first half of the course provides a comprehensive overview of Accessibility and its importance. The second half of the course involves evaluating real-world applications and websites per the WCAG guidelines, producing Accessibility reports, planning studies (with persons with disabilities), and designing for accessibility. Course Goals 1. Become proficient in recognizing accessibility issues in key domains 2. Understand successful team and organizational behaviors in Accessibility 3. Learn how Accessible UX and Development is accomplished 4. Evaluate Web and App experiences using the WCAG framework from W3.org/WAI


This course serves as the introduction to the field of Accessibility, with a focus on digital content creation and evaluation. We'll discuss the practical application of the methods and tools used to develop product experiences that are inclusive of those with a wide range of disabilities.


Graduate standing.


iSchool students prioritized during earlier registration periods. Additional seats may become available for outside students in a later period.