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Defining and discussing accessibility in society

Individual course

This module gives you an opportunity to reflect accessibility in society and how accessibility is visible in your daily life.

Course contents

The thematic module introduces the definition of accessibility and discussion in society, but also the role of disability legislation. People with disabilities are often excluded from the mainstream of society. Disabilities affect people’s lives in multiple ways, both as individuals and as part of society. Disability can also be either temporary or permanent, but accessibility is not just a temporary feature.

Learning outcomes

After completing the module, the student will understand the definition of accessibility, the related legislation and the mechanisms behind it. Furthermore, the student is able to reflect critically on society.

Course material

All materials can be found from Digicampus Moodle. The course key is ”20methods21”.

Completion methods

Independent assignments and final essay. The course can be completed at your own pace.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

Saavutettavuus yhteiskunnassa, yhteiskunta, yhteiskunnallinen keskustelu, lainsäädäntö, esteettömyys

Responsible teacher

Tampere University
Pauliina Baltzar, Doctoral researcher
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Teaching period:
Continuously on-going
Application deadline:
Continuously on-going
Host university:
Tampere University
Who can apply:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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General prerequisites:
Basic understanding of accessibility, for example the course Fundamentals of accessibility
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