ACE

AD5834: Introduction to Assistive Technologies

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 30.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 24hr(s) Lectures (utilising ICT); 76hr(s) Other (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Social Studies, and guest lecturers; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To introduce participants to (a) Assistive Technologies and specialised software utilised by people with disabilities and (b) demonstrate ways in which these supports can enhance quality of life for people with disabilities.
Module Content: Introduce Assistive Technology and specialised software; review evolution of design; examine a range of technologies available and potential future advancements; debate outcomes for people using assistive technology versus other supports.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Illustrate how Assistive Technologies, within the broader spectrum of Information Technology, facilitate enhanced participation by people with disabilities. This will involve a particular focus on both educational environments and the workplace.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of recent developments in relation to various Assistive Technologies.
  • Examine the range of technologies available and potential future advancements.
  • Discuss the potential outcomes for people using assistive technology versus other supports.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Practical exam, 40 marks; Presentation, 40 marks; 1,000 word written overview of presentation, 20 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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