Tampere Summer School: Fundamentals of Accessibility (5 ECTS credits)
August 3–14, 2020
The course gives an overview of how accessibility can be taken in account in everyday communication and digital services. The topics covered in the course include: introduction to the interlingual and intermodal methods of translation and interpreting in producing accessibility services, such as subtitling, audio description, sign-language and print interpreting, environmental description, accessibility technologies, needs of different groups and stakeholders, and principles of legislation.
General introduction and orientation
Legislation and policies
Users: Cognitive impairments
Users: Sensory impairments
Accessible culture and communication
Making content accessible
Accessible human-technology interaction
Assistive technologies and adaptive strategies
Accessibility and user experience
Digital education study module: Accessibility in a Digital Society (total of 20 ECTS credits)
Scheduled to start in 2021
Accessibility in a Digital Society is a flexible study module taught entire online via accessible learning tools. It offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view on various aspects of accessibility in society, presenting both practical and theoretical perspectives into topics such as web accessibility, image, video and audio description, plain language, accessibility and user experience research as well as accessibility and art, games and AI.