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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

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 main content

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.


Recommended prerequisites

At least 3 years university studies


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


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

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.

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.

Offered by

EECS/Human Centered Technology


Ann Lantz


Ann Lantz <alz@kth.se>

Supplementary information

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

Add-on studies

To be discussed with the co-ordinator.


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2009.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.