INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science : Accessible User Experience
*some weekly class meetings may be conducted online as instructor circumstance requires.>
Introduction to the field of Accessibility with a focus on digital content creation and evaluation. Practical application of the methods and tools used to develop product experiences that are inclusive of those with a wide range of disabilities.
In this course, students will learn how the Accessibility discipline integrates with an effective UX Design practice. You will understand the foundation of Accessibility and its evolution into what is now a critical component of any product offering or design system. Modern Accessibility represents the effort to remove the obstacles present for people who can’t enjoy the same experiences as others without assistive technology or special accommodations. This goes beyond people with physical disabilities to include cognitive and other challenges. The course will cover relevant legislation and guidelines used by researchers, designers, and content strategists to ensure accessibility, plus current and forward-looking methodologies employed by Accessibility Researchers. We'll also dedicate a portion of the course to Inclusive Design, where we learn how to address and manage the biases that make designs less accessible to people of different socio-economic backgrounds.
Registration priority given to iSchool students. Additional seats may open up for outside students in a later registration period.