Fall 2022

INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science : Inclusive Design for Accessible Technology

Unique ID: 28532


09:30 AM - 12:30 PM  UTA 1.208

Final presentations will take place during the regularly-scheduled final exam period - Saturday, December 10, 9:30am - 12:30pm.

In Person


Project-based course providing a practical approach to designing technology focusing on accessibility. Students will learn how to apply inclusive design principles to inform the design and development of accessible technology by understanding and leveraging the needs of people with disabilities. This course will prepare students with the foundational knowledge to examine technology from an accessibility design perspective.


This course introduces the theory and practice of inclusive design principles for developing accessible technology. Inclusive design focuses on understanding the diversity of human characteristics (e.g., age, gender, race/ethnicity, disability, etc.) and applying a human-centered approach in designing technology to satisfy user requirements. Students will learn to use inclusive design processes to recognize user characteristics, discover user needs, produce design solutions, and develop and evaluate prototypes during this course. Topics include but are not limited to inclusive design, ability-based design, disability-related terminology, and assistive technologies. Students will be required to engage in class discussions, complete in-class and homework assignments, give oral presentations, work in small groups, and complete a semester project. This course assumes students will have prior knowledge or experience in user experience (UX) design and/or human-computer interaction. No prior programming experience is required.


Graduate standing.


Restricted to graduate degree seekers in the School of Information during registration periods 1 and 2.
Remaining seats will be made available to outside students on August 19th. Interested non-iSchool students may request a seat reservation by completing this Registration Support Questionnaire.