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DM2623 IT design for disabled 7.5 credits

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.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DM2623 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Cognitive and physical disabilities, the special needs these set on the technology and working methods, existing aids that are used today and the requirements these sets, practical experience of designing products for individuals with various types of disabilities, current research, methods for software engineering, social consequences of disability.

Intended learning outcomes

  • describe various types of disabilities and which consequences these may have when using information technology
  • describe which social consequences various types of disabilities will give
  • review critically and reflect on the availability of different technical systems and identify potential accessibility problems.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

At least 3 years university studies


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Research articles

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


  • INL1 - Assignments/Unsupervised examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Active participation in seminars, take-home examination

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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Profile picture Kjetil Falkenberg

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.

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 DM2623

Offered by

EECS/Human Centered Technology

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

To be discussed with the co-ordinator.


Kjetil Falkenberg

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: