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Accessibility Studies

Course Outcomes

 

Courses 

ASP 305 Accessibility & User Experience 
ASP 325 Universal Design 
ASP 435 Accessible Information Design 
ASP 365  Assistive Technology: Tactile Graphics
ASP 485 Accessibility Capstone
ASP 490 Accessibility Internship
ASP 492 Advanced Practicum in Accessibility
ASP 496 Special Topics in Accessibility
 

CORE COURSES 

ASP 305 Accessibility and User Experience
CREDITS: 3

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Quality of life issues of accessibility in everyday experiences and environments.  Changes in laws and attitudes about the need for proactive accessible design. Current careers requiring competence in troubleshooting accessibility. PREREQUISITE: None

ASP 305 LEARNER OUTCOMES

  1. Identify assumptions of mobility, perception, cognition, and engagement regarding common life activities (i.e. ableism).
  2. Define disability etiquette.
  3. Distinguish between theoretical models of disability, e.g. medical, social, economic, functional, identity, moral, charity, and destiny, and examine the implications of beliefs and attitudes about disability on public and personal perceptions of disability.
  4. Differentiate categories and levels of disability and common barriers associated with them (i.e., eligibility and entitlement).
  5. Define assistive technologies and their uses.
  6. List prominent legal documents and landmark events related to disability and human rights.
  7. Survey current careers requiring competence in troubleshooting accessibility.

 

ASP 325 Universal Design
CREDITS: 4

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Proactive accessibility design for high incidence problems in commercial, leisure, occupational, and personal living spaces. Assistive technology, adapted architecture, differentiated activity. Standards for safety and equity. PRE/COREQUISITES: ASP 305

ASP 325 LEARNER OUTCOMES

  1. Analyze scenarios of interaction for their effective inclusion of people with disabilities and limitation.
  2. Define principles of universal design.
  3. Identify technological applications useful for designing individual accommodation and universal access.
  4. Explain compliance with statutory and case law related to disability and human rights, e.g. ADA, in terms of safety, liability.
  5. Outline risk management strategies in the context of cost-benefit analyses of implementing accommodations.

 

ASP 435  Accessible Information Design
CREDITS:  5

DESCRIPTION:   Standards for public communication, such as advertising and agency information. Effective Job coaching. Issues of disclosure and advocacy. Laws and civil rights legislation and court decisions.  Social justice and social psychology. PREREQUISITES:  Pre requisite ASP 305 Accessibility & User Experience. Corequisite ASP 325 Universal Design.

ASP 435 LEARNER OUTCOMES

  1. Identify common barriers to inclusive information in terms of content and medium.
  2. Analyze rhetorical implications of accessible information design.
  3. Define and illustrate guidelines.
  4. Identify and assess technological applications useful for making information accessible.
  5. Interpret policy and law as applied to making advertising and other public communication accessible.
  6. Outline stakeholder responsibilities and interactions.
  7. Explain the importance of evacuation, e.g.  during a threat of fire,  and predict the dangers to self and others resulting from ineffective communication. OR
  8. Explain the importance of communication in emergency circumstances.

 

ASP 485 Accessibility Capstone
CREDITS: 3

DESCRIPTION: Experiential-based capstone course. Accessibility competence demonstrated in portfolio and capstone project. Laboratory time will include a variety of service learning, professional visits and applied practical experience. Strategies for engaging stakeholders in trouble-shooting accommodations. PREREQUISITES: ASP 305 and ASP 325. Corequisite ASP 435.

ASP 485 LEARNER OUTCOMES

  1. Identify common barriers to inclusive information in terms of content and medium.
  2. Analyze rhetorical implications of accessible information design.
  3. Define and illustrate guidelines.
  4. Identify and assess technological applications useful for making information accessible.
  5. Interpret policy and law as applied to making advertising and other public communication accessible.
  6. Outline stakeholder responsibilities and interactions.

 

ELECTIVES

 

NOTE regarding the ASP Minor: The elective credits required by the Accessibility Studies Minor Degree may be satisfied by any of the following courses and field experiences. They may also be satisfied by courses from other programs upon approval by the Accessibility Studies Program. See Dr. Petersen.

 

ASP 365 Assistive Technology: Tactile Graphics

CREDITS: 3

DESCRIPTION: Use of both low and high technology methods to translate verbal information into Braille. Includes standards for developing content and designing products.
PREREQUISITES: None.

ASP 365 LEARNER OUTCOMES

  1. Identify what information must be conveyed from print graphic to a tactile graphic.
  2.  Recognize the features in print graphics to be omitted in tactile graphics.
  3.  Analyze finished tactile graphics for clarity and effectiveness according to standards and guidelines.
  4. Compare different production options in terms of cost and benefit.
  5. Produce tactile graphics using a variety of materials, equipment, and software.
  6. Outline steps necessary to become certified by National Library Service for the Bind and Physically Handicapped.
  7. Compare agencies and enterprises offering services for visual impairment.

 

ASP 496 Special Topics in Accessibility
CREDITS: 2-5

DESCRIPTION:  Investigate principles and issues of accessibility applied to specific practical or creative contexts.
PREREQUISITES: ASP 305 or by approval.

ASP 496 LEARNER OUTCOMES

  1. Identify issues of accessibility in a specific context.
  2. Reflect on changes in personal understanding of the interactions of individual capacities, functions of independent and integrated living, and environmental contexts.
  3. Produce an artifact to demonstrate developing competence in analyzing issues of accessibility in a specific context.

 

The field experiences are arranged individually. See Dr. Petersen.

  • ASP 490 Accessibility Internship

  • ASP 492 Advanced Practicum in Accessibility

 
 ASP 490  TITLE: Accessibility Internship
CREDITS: 1-12

DESCRIPTION: Field experience in a real-world context for observing, analyzing and investigating principles and issues crucial to developing competence in understanding efforts to minimize barriers for all people, especially those with specific limitations in their perception or mobility. PREREQUISITE: ASP 435 Accessible Information Design.  Fingerprinting may be required.

ASP 490 LEARNER OUTCOMES

  1. Investigate real-world scenario for high-incidence accessibility issues.                                                         
  2. Observe and analyze real-world scenarios for compliance with accessibility laws and policies.                                                      
  3. Discuss solutions  to improve accessibility in a realistic context for realistic people with high incidence disabilities.                                                
  4. Synthesize field experience and professional literature to interpret real world phenomena and personal attitudes toward accessibility.                                                                       
  5. Demonstrate appropriate interactions with stakeholders in field, e.g. disability etiquette.

 

ASP 492 Advanced Practicum in Accessibility
CREDITS: 1-12.

DESCRIPTION: Field experience in a real-world context for observing, analyzing and investigating principles and issues crucial to developing competence in understanding efforts to minimize barriers for all people, especially those with specific limitations in their perception or mobility.
PREREQUISITE: ASP 435 Accessible Information Design.

ASP 492 LEARNER OUTCOMES

  1. Investigate real-world scenario for high-incidence accessibility issues.                                                         
  2. Observe and analyze real-world scenarios for compliance with accessibility laws and policies.                                                      
  3. Discuss solutions  to improve accessibility in a realistic context for realistic people with high incidence disabilities.                                                
  4. Synthesize field experience and professional literature to interpret real world phenomena and personal attitudes toward accessibility.                                                                       
  5. Demonstrate appropriate interactions with stakeholders in field, e.g. disability etiquette.

 

 

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