AD5848: Accessibility and Universal Design

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; 76hr(s) Other (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To critically examine the principles of inclusion, with specific reference to accessiblity and universal design.
Module Content: Principles underpinning accessibility and universal design will be examined as well as: human rights as a dynamic driver of change, and international and Irish efforts to further develop access strategies and initiatives across a range of departments/sectors towards increasing capacity for full participation of people with disabilities.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Discuss the principles underpinning accessibility and universal design.
  • Examine course/programme promotional materials to ascertain the extent to which they adhere to the principles of universal design.
  • Evaluate the potential accessibility of specific products, places, facilities, programmes and courses.
  • Identify strategies to enhance their design and inclusivity.
  • Identify potential approaches to positively impact accessibility and universal design in educational, labour market and public service settings.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (2,500 word case study).
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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