ICT for disabilities

Teachers
Barbara Arfé  
Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione, Università degli Studi di Padova,
barbara.arfe[at]unipd.it
M-PSI/04
Ornella Mich 
Fondazione Bruno Kessler
mich[at]fbk.eu
INF/01

Aim
Developing ICTs that are truly usable and accessible to all is an interdisciplinary enterprise and a primary goal for software developers, educators, clinicians, and web designers. The course will introduce to the issues of usability and accessibility in ICT design with focus on sensorial, learning and cognitive disabilities. Two case studies of accessible design will be discussed with the class as examples of ICT design for disabilities.

Syllabus
- Introduction to accessibility (prof. Arfè)
- Identifying users' needs and abilities for ICT design (Arfè, Mich)
- User-centered and activity-centered design for people with disabilities  (Mich)
- Designing accessible ICTs: case studies (Mich/Arfé)

Introductory readings
B. D. Romero Mariño, M. J. RodríGuez-FóRtiz, M. V. Hurtado Torres and H. M. Haddad, "Accessibility and Activity-Centered Design for ICT Users: ACCESIBILITIC Ontology," in IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 60655-60665, 2018, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2875869.
See also: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/web-accessibility

Course requirements
None

Examination modality
None

Course material, enrollment and last minute notifications
Made available by the teacher at this Moodle address

Schedule
06 May 2021, 10:00-13:00
07 May 2021, 10:00-13:00

Location
Room 1BC50, Dept of Mathematics; Zoom link in case of quarantined students will be in the Moodle page of the course.

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