Minor Accessibility and Universal Design

Coordinators

FORMAT/LOCATION

  • Campus SophiaTech, Sophia Antipolis
  • Campus Saint-Jean d'Angély, Nice
  • Videoconference

Prerequisites

No

Capacity

20 students

Summary

According to the ISO 9241 norm (2008), accessibility is defined as the ease of use of a product, a service, an environment or a facility, regardless of individuals' capabilities. Many forms of legislation have been ratified, stating the duty to ensure access to information and communication technologies (ICT). Drawing on contributions from Computer science, Human-Computer interaction, Ergonomics, and Law, this minor aims to provide theoretical and practical bases to ensure accessibility of ICT. Specific situations will be further examined: Accessibility for people with blindness or visual impairment, Web accessibility, and video game accessibility.

The course presents:

  • Definition of accessibility and universal design; Current views on impairment, disability, and handicap;
  • Social issues and simulations of handicap situations (physical limitations, use of a screen reader);
  • Visual, auditory, motor and cognitive impairments and the resulting disabilities;
  • Assistive technologies for visual interfaces: responsive design; video games accessibility;
  • Guidelines for designing computer interfaces ensuring access for all;
  • Legal regulatory issues; overview of different cases (e.g., American Section 508); Deep examination of recent European directives;
  • Recommendations from the World Wide Web Consortium about tools and web content to make the Web accessible to all; Methods for checking web accessibility;
  • Models of accessibility and universal design.
Lecturers
Bibliography
Evaluation
  • 1 written exam (March, 24th)
  • 1 oral (April, 14th)

SCHEDULE

Mind the evaluation modalities and deadlines in the "Evaluation" tab above.

Spring 2022
 

Date

Time slot

Course title

Lecturer

Room

Fev 24 9h00-12h00 Introduction Marco Winckler Campus SophiaTech, Lucioles, room TD11
Mar 3 9h00-12h00 Assistive technologies and video games accessibility Jérôme Dupire videoconference
Mar 10 9h00-12h00 Social issues and simulations of handicap situations Mai-Anh Ngo and Pierre Thérouanne videoconference
Mar 17 9h00-12h00 Legal issues Mai-Anh Ngo videoconference
Mar 24 9h00-12h00 Models of accessibility and universal design Marco Winckler Campus SophiaTech, Lucioles, room TD11
Mar 31 9h00-12h00 Visual, auditory, motor and cognitive impairments and resulting needs Pierre Thérouanne Campus SophiaTech, Lucioles, room TD11 (or Campus St Jean d'Angely according to the majority of the students)
Apr 7 9h00-12h00 Making the Web accessible for all Pierre Thérouanne Campus SophiaTech, Lucioles, room TD11 (or Campus St Jean d'Angely according to the majority of the students)
Apr 14 9h00-12h00 Oral exam Mai-Anh Ngo, Pierre Thérouanne and Marco Winckler Campus Saint Jean d'Angély