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Defining and Discussing Accessibility in Society

Defining and Discussing Accessibility in Society

Nonstop MOOC on methods and technologies for accessibility
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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 1

The student will understand the definition of accessibility, the related legislation and the mechanisms behind it.


Learning Outcome 2

The student is able to reflect critically on society as to how digital services should be created with accessibility in mind.


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This thematic module introduces the student to the definition of accessibility and discussion in society, but also to 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.

Hosting university

Tampere University

Tampere University