DH2625 IT-design for the Disabled 6.0 credits

IT-design för funktionshindrade

A course on the design of IT-support specifically focused on accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities. The course gives an overview of different kind of cognitive disabilities and design principles for making accessible IT-support.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Cognitive and physical disabilities, the specific challenges these places on the tools and working methods, assistive devices in use today, practical experience of the development of accessible products, social consequences of disabilities.

Intended learning outcomes *

The goal of the course is to give the students

  • knowledge about different kinds of disabilities and the impact this has on the use of IT
  • insight into the social consequences of various disabilities
  • an overview of different assistive devices

so that the students will be able to

  • understand and design IT-support that is accessible to people with disabilities.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

At least 3 years university studies

Equipment

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Literature

To be announced at least 4 weeks before course start at course web page.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see: http://www.kth.se/csc/student/hederskodex/1.17237?l=en_UK.

Other requirements for final grade *

Written exam (TEN1; 3 university credits).
Exercises (LAB1; 3 university credits).
There are elements in the course where attendance is mandatory.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Ann Lantz

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web DH2625

Offered by

EECS/Human Centered Technology

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

To be discussed with the co-ordinator.

Contact

Ann Lantz

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

The course is given if there are at least 15 participants.