- To explore the relationship between accessibility, usability and user experience.
- To understand the role of Assistive Technologies in achieving universal design.
- To prepare students to engage in research and development in accessibility, usability and user experience.
Aims and Objectives
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- Definitions of Assistive Technology and Universal Design
- Models of disability
- Current research in assistive technology and universal design
- Definitions of Usability and User Experience
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- The interdisciplinary approach to design, research, evaluation
- Assessment for assistive technology and universal design
- Usability and User Experience
- Case for universal design (Business, Legislation, Moral, self interest)
- Models of disability
- Ethical research issues
- Assistive Technologies and Universal Design
- Accessibility and Usability Standards
- Assistive Technology Assessment and Evaluation
- Involving users in research design and evaluation
- Research in assistive technologies and universal design
Learning and Teaching
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||12|
|Completion of assessment task||62|
|Wider reading or practice||28|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Horton, S & Queensbury, W (2014). A Web for Everyone Designing Accessible User Experiences. Rosenfeld Media.
Pickering, H (2016). Inclusive Design Patterns. Coding Accessibility Into Web Design. Smashing Magazines.
Raluca Budiu and Jakob Nielsen (2012). Mobile Usability. New Riders Press.
Scherer, M. J (2005). Living in the State of Stuck: How Technology Impacts the Lives of People with Disabilities. Cambridge, MA: Brookline Books.
Rogers, Y., Sharp, H. & Preece, J (2014). Interaction Design. Wiley & Sons.
Krug, S (2013). Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (Voices That Matter).. New Riders.
Wendt, O (2011). Assistive technology: Principles and applications for communication disorders and special education. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Connor, J.O (2012). Pro HTML5 Accessibility. Apress.
Cook, A. M. & Polgar, J. M. (2015). Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice. Mosby.
Jonathan Hassell (2014). Including your missing 20% by embedding web and mobile accessibility. BSI British Standards Institution.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal & External