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Trends in accessibility research

Information Technology and Communication Sciences        1 ECTS



From designing for disability, to designing for abilities and for augmenting human capabilities, this thematic module takes a broader look at the trends in research on accessibility with a focus on ideas, designs, prototypes, and products for the 21st century. The module will introduce ongoing research on Cyborgs, artificial limbs and augmentations, brain-computer interactions, AI, etc., through published research in HCI and accessibility, and other venues. The module discusses how our understanding of human abilities is changing, and the different research trajectories from where we are today.


After completing the module, students are familiar with current and future research trends in accessibility, including those that are on the cusps of becoming mainstream in the 21st century to those that are at the edge and/or controversial. Students will also learn how to read and critically analyze research papers in HCI and Accessibility.

Module level: Advanced

Degree level: Master

Language: English

Study mode: Online

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Semester: All

Starting date: February 2021

Finishing date:

Enrollment period: Deadline is 7 days before the starting date.

Link to the course description: TBA


Provider University: Tampere University

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