The course covers design for disabilities and universal design, classification of disabilities and terminology related to disabilities and accessibility, assistive technology and tools, different perspectives on disabilities such as medical and social, perception and expression, designing products for accessibility, designing products for development and training, data collection in experimental settings, social consequences of disability, collaboration with healthcare and industry, and current research and experimental method.
A part of the course is a group project work, and in VT2022 we collaborate with Tekniska (the museum of technology in Stockholm).
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Content and learning outcomes
Design for disability and universal design, classification of disabilities, terminology for disability and accessibility, assistive technologies and aids, different perspectives on disabilities such as medical and social, perception and expression, design of products for accessibility, design of products for development and training, collection of data from experiments, social consequences of disabilities, cooperation with health-care and industry, current research and experimental method.
Intended learning outcomes
Having passed the course, the student should be able to
- describe different types of disabilities to be able to relate to consequences they may have when using technology
- describe technical systems from an accessibility perspective using correct terminology
- identify and problematise accessibility in technical systems in order to describe the social consequences for different types of disabilities
- modify existing technical systems in order to design solutions and products for individuals with different types of disabilities
- list and apply national laws and guidelines in order to carry out appropriate studies and data collections from legal, ethical and practical perspectives
- summarise rights to available technology in society in order to point out needs for development of technical systems.
Literature and preparations
Basic course in Human-Computer Interaction equivalent to DH1620 or DH1622.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Home assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- PRO1 - Project work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5 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.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 DM2624
Main field of study
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: