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KOGS5504 Inclusive and Accessible Design of ICT: Foundational Introduction to Creating Technology for Humans with Diverse Sensory, Cognitive and Physical Abilities (JSS29), 3 ECTS

Information technology (MIT), Jyväskylä Summer School

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The registration deadline for this course passed 1.8.19 at 23:59.
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General information

Begins - ends: 5.8.19 - 9.8.19
Registration period: 6.3.19 at 0:00 - 1.8.19 at 23:59
Instructor(s): Markku Häkkinen (markku.hakkinen@gmail.com)
Helen Teresa Sullivan (hsullivanphd@gmail.com)
Credits: 3 ECTS cr.
Languages: language(s) of instruction: English; completion language(s): English
Registered: 37
Max participants: 30 (Due to the queuing method used for registration, you may still register for this course even though the number of participants exceeds the maximum.);
Organisations:Faculty of Information Technology (IT), Information technology (MIT) (TIE), Jyväskylä Summer School (JSS)
Current events:

NB! The application period for Jyväskylä Summer School courses is 1 March – 30 April. It is possible to sign up for the course until 1 August, but admission to the course cannot be guaranteed after the Summer School application deadline.

Contents:

The field of inclusive and accessible design is growing from a niche specialty to one with increased focus and demand across multiple industries. Governments (e.g., EU and US) have adopted accessibility regulations encouraging technology developers to create products that conform to accessibility standards, such as the European Union’s EN 301 549.  The technology industry has come to recognize that ignoring accessibility can limit markets and exclude people from using their products or services. This has led companies such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM, and Apple to embed inclusive and accessible design practices within their organizations to make their technology work for people with sensory, cognitive, or physical impairments, a population (and market) that comprises more than 1 billion people globally. It is also recognized that inclusive design can benefit a broader range of people, with and without disabilities. To build inclusive and accessible technologies requires understanding of how people sense and perceive information, how information design (and complexity) impacts the ability to understand and interact with information, and how physical (or virtual) interface design impacts a user’s ability to operate it.

Lecturers: Markku T. Häkkinen, PhD & Helen T. Sullivan, PhD

Coordinator: Tuomo Kujala

This class will address foundational knowledge in inclusive and accessible design, with a focus on understanding human sensory, cognitive, and physical abilities and impairments and how they influence our interaction with technology   The course will also introduce students to international technical standards (such as those of W3C) and present design strategies for implementing inclusive and accessible design through a series of hands-on demonstrations of technologies including multimodal interfaces, cloud-based cognitive services, and haptics.

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to understand the importance of inclusive and accessible design, human sensory/cognitive/physical abilities and limitations, accessibility standards and legislation that can guide design of new applications or systems, and how they can begin to apply this knowledge in their work and research. Knowledge of these fundamentals will increase the successful creation inclusive and accessible products.  Given the introductory nature of this course, motivated students can use successful completion as a basis for further study or research in the field of inclusive design and accessibility.

Learning outcomes:

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to understand how to apply fundamental principles in inclusive and accessible design to guide creation of new applications or systems, and how they can begin to apply this knowledge in their work and research. Knowledge of these fundamentals will increase the probability of creating highly usable and accessible products for a broad audience, including those with disabilities.  Motivated students can use successful completion as a basis for further study or research in the field of inclusive design and accessibility.

Prerequisites:

Should have a background in cognitive science, information systems, computer science, psychology, or related discipline; or approval of instructors.

Modes of study:

Lectures, readings, presentation, and written report. Obligatory attendance at all lectures. Active participation is required. In addition, participants will present a problem in Inclusive Design and a proposed, evidence-based solution in a short oral presentation prepared beforehand. To receive course credit (3 ECTS) the student must also return a written project report.

Further information:

Lecture room: Ag C223.1

Evaluation:

Pass / Fail

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Luento [group details and registration]

Luento 1 [group details and registration]; registered 37, maximum 200
reg.time: 6.3.2019 00:00 - 1.8.2019 23:59
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1-32Mo5.8.201913:00-17:00-Tila AgC223.1Tapahtuman tiedot
2-32Tu6.8.201913:00-17:00-Tila AgC223.1Tapahtuman tiedot
3-32Wed7.8.201913:00-17:00-Tila AgC223.1Tapahtuman tiedot
4-32Th8.8.201913:00-17:00-Tila AgC223.1Tapahtuman tiedot
5-32Fr9.8.201913:00-17:00-Tila AgC223.1Tapahtuman tiedot