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Trends in accessibility research

Individual course

From designing for disability to designing for abilities and for augmenting human capabilities, this thematic module takes a broader look at the trends in research on accessibility. The main focus is on the ideas, designs, prototypes, and products of the 21st century.

Course contents

The course will introduce ongoing research on topics such as cyborgs, artificial limbs and augmentations, brain-computer interaction and artificial intelligence (AI) through published research in HCI and accessibility, as well as other venues. The module discusses how our understanding of human abilities is changing, and the different research trajectories from where we are today.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student will

  • be familiar with current and future research trends in accessibility, including those that are on the cusp of becoming mainstream in the 21st century and those that are at the edge and/or controversial.
  • learn how to read and critically analyse research papers in HCI and accessibility.

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.

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Responsible teacher

Tampere University
Pauliina Baltzar, Doctoral researcher
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Teaching period:
Continuously on-going
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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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