I 320J Topics in Social Justice Informatics : Understanding Disability and Accessibility
Introduction to thinking critically about disability in the context of information and communication technology. Students will learn to understand the research, design, and evaluation of technology for people with disabilities. Students will be prepared to apply their knowledge of accessibility and disability to assess potential barriers in design and develop solutions.
The course focuses on disability in the digital era and how we design information and communication technologies for accessibility. This course looks beyond web accessibility and considers creating for people with different disabilities (e.g., vision loss, hearing loss, neurodiversity, physical and cognitive decline, etc.). In addition, we will consider other forms of disabilities (permanent, situational, temporary). Students will engage in class discussions, small group activities, homework assignments, and give oral presentations. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to apply methods and models of accessibility in the workplace in various fields, including software design, data science, AI, and library science.
Restricted to undergraduate Informatics majors through registration period 1. Informatics minors may add classes and join waitlists beginning in period 2. Outside students will be permitted to join our waitlists beginning with period 3.