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Trends in Accessibility Research

Trends in Accessibility Research

Nonstop MOOC on methods and technologies for accessibility
Open for application


This course is part of the larger module "Methods and technologies for accessibility and their evaluation" which consists of over 25 modules (1 ECT each). If you want to become an expert at creating digitally accessible services, make sure to check them out.

Study format
Application period
6 August 2023 – 1 December 2024
Study period
6 August 2023 – 31 December 2024
Hosting university
Tampere University
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Learning outcomes

Learning Outcome 2

The student will learn how to read and critically analyze research papers in HCI and Accessibility.


Learning Outcome 1

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 to those that are at the edge and/or controversial.


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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 with a focus on ideas, designs, prototypes, and products for the 21st century. The module will introduce ongoing research on Cyborgs, artificial limbs and augmentations, brain-computer interactions, AI, etc., through published research in HCI and accessibility, and other venues. The module discusses how our understanding of human abilities is changing, and the different research trajectories from where we are today

Hosting university

Tampere University

Tampere University