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Workshop on Digital Accessibility on 25 September

This workshop will give you an introduction and some hands-on experience on the topic of digital accessibility. It is directed to students and staff with an interest in web design and development, software design and programming, quality assurance, and project management.
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Digital accessibility is about making digital media usable by persons with disabilities and by older persons. It is an important thing to consider when designing websites, mobile apps, software and videos. Accessibility is also increasingly required by law, for public authorities, and for some private sectors, including banks, publishers and online shops.

The workshop is directed to students and staff with an interest in web design and development, software design and programming, quality assurance, and project management. We will look at types of disabilities and barriers encountered when interacting with digital media, and assistive technologies commonly used by people with disabilities. We will design rough versions of prototypes of web applications and mobile apps, and review them with regard to accessibility aspects.

Aalto Online Learning provides lunch (12:30-13:30 at Restaurant Factory, A Grid) and a coffee break (15:30-15:45 at Café Factory, A Grid) for the participants. It is possible to attend the workshop only partly if the full day program is not suitable for you. 

Maximum number of participants is 16. Places are filled by the order of registration.

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The workshop is hosted by Gottfried Zimmermann, who is professor of mobile user interaction at the Stuttgart Media University, Germany. His research and teaching focuses on human-computer interaction, in particular on usability and accessibility aspects.

He leads the Responsive Media Experience (REMEX) research group where he heads national and international research projects on digital accessibility, personalization and eLearning.

As coordinator of the MOOC Accessibility Partnership (2014-2017), he led the first European MOOC on digital accessibility, thus building up a new capacity on digital accessibility expertise in Europe.

For more information, contact Aalto Online Learning team:

Silva Saulio

Silva Saulio

Department of Computer Science
Project Employee
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