Fall, 2005. MW 3:00-4:20, Wean 4601
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Course DescriptionThis class will focus on computer accessibility, including web and desktop computing, and research in the area of assistive technology. The major learning goals from this course include:
- Develop an understanding of the relationship between disability policy, the disability rights movement, and your role as a technologist. For example, we will discuss we will discuss the pros and cons and infrastructure involved in supporting mainstream computer applications rather than creating new ones from scratch.
- Develop a skill set for basic design and evaluation of accessible web pages and desktop applications.
- Develop familiarity with technologies and research relating to accessibility including a study of optimal font size and color for people with dyslexia, word-prediction aids, a blind-accessible drawing program,
- Develop familiarity with assistive technologies that use computation to increase the accessibility of the world in general. Examples include memory aids, sign-language recognition, and so on.