Universal Design and Accessibility

Course Description

Introduction to Universal Design concept and media accessibility principles applicable across multidisciplinary areas such as instructional design, information architecture, engineering and technology, media communications, urban design, and transit systems. Benefits of inclusive design by considering the full range of human diversity: physical, cognitive, sensory, cultural and social, and the advantages of incorporating accessibility into the planning and design phase of products, services, and consumer experiences will be examined. Students will examine legal guidelines and accessible media content design strategies for various media (digital documents, videos, audio, websites), and will identify tools and techniques to extend usability for all users.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
35853 EDAC 54 63Z ·T····· 10:00 AM-11:20 AM Sridevi Lakshmanan AT203

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2019-01-07 to 2019-03-29.
EDAC-054.-63Z: Online Course meets on campus on Tuesdays in AT203 from 10:00-11:20 am. Students must have access to a computer, the Web and an individual e-mail address. Exclusively using a tablet or phone may prevent you from successfully completing a course. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: https://deanza.instructure.com/courses/3382

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Not Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


EWRT 211 and READ 211 (or LART 211), or ESL 272 and 273; EDAC 245.
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