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AHS 494 AD1 - Special Topics - Disability & Assistive Technol

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Lecture courses in topics of current interest; specific subject matter will be announced in the Class Schedule. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated up to 12 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: See Class Schedule for section requirements.

Special Instructions:

Topic: Understanding Disability and Assistive Technology. The purpose of this course is to help students understand the experience of disability related to using information technologies. The course will include an overview of disability demographics, common disabilities and their im-pact on consuming electronic information, the use of common assistive technologies, and the legal landscape of IT accessibility. Students will learn about typical operating system accessibility features, including Windows, OS X, iOS and Android mobile operating systems. The course will end with students learning how to perform a function-al accessibility evaluation of web sites and standalone applications.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Fall


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