Co-design for accessibility in academia for Deaf students

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A4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
Date
2013
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Degree programme
Language
en
Pages
301-312
Series
Aalto University publication series SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY, 15/2013
Abstract
Learning opportunities for students with diverse needs in higher education have increased in recent decades. Consequently, university faculties need more evidence-based information about how students with diverse needs make the sense of the curricula. This paper presents findings from two co-design projects made at the Aalto University in collaboration with Deaf communities. It argues that the involvement of Deaf users in the design process can produce better digital environments in terms of (1) creating visual approaches designing interfaces and (2) providing new tools that advance the user experience of many other user groups such as dyslexic students and visual learners.
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Co-design, Accessibility, Collaboration, Higher Education, Inclusion, E-learning
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Pylvänen, Suvi & Raike, Antti & Rainò, Päivi. 2013. Co-design for accessibility in academia for Deaf students. Co-Create 2013. Aalto University publication series SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY. 15/2013. P. 301-312. ISSN 1799-490X (electronic). ISSN 1799-4896 (printed). ISBN 978-952-60-5236-6 (printed).