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 the issues of usability and accessibility in ICT design with a 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
02 May 2022, 9:30-12:30
03 May 2022, 9:30-12:30

Location
To be defined.

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