Teaching the next generation of Universal Access designers: a case study

Simeon Keates

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This paper describes the development of the “Usability and Accessibility” course for M.Sc. students at the IT University of Copenhagen. The aim is to examine whether this course provides an effective and useful method for raising the issues around Universal Access with the designers of the future. This paper examines the results and conclusions from the students over 5 semesters of this course and provides an overview of the success of the different design and evaluation methods. The paper concludes with a discussion of the effectiveness of each of the specific methods, techniques and tools used in the course, both from design and education perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversal access in Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationdesign for all and eInclusion
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3642216714, 9783642216718, 9783642216725
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction - Orlando, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201114 Jul 2011
Conference number: 6th

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleUAHCI 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Adaptable user interfaces
  • Digital inclusion
  • Mobile web content
  • Persona method
  • Social inclusion


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