Agenda

Web Accessibility in Higher Education 20 October

13:00 Welcome

13:10 Web Accessibility in Higher Education
Frida Sandberg will share joint recommendations for further actions to promote and improve web accessibility training in higher education and vocational training in the Nordic countries.

Frida Sandberg
,
IAAP Nordic 

Photo. Frida Sandberg.


13:20 Teaching Universal Design of ICT and Web Accessibility
Recent years have seen an increasing demand for accessibility competence among current and future IT professionals. This poses challenges and requirements for IT education in higher education institutions. In order to give students the necessary knowledge and competence, higher education institutions needs to incorporate accessibility in their IT curricula. In this presentation we will share experience and lessons learned from integrating universal design of ICT and web accessibility in IT education at OsloMet.

Weiqin Chen
, Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design at OsloMet

Photo. Weiqin Chen.

13:40 Break

13:50 Universal Design for learning, being and doing
Societies are increasingly permeated by, and reliant on, digitalized infrastructures. At the same time, persons wishing to exercise their full citizenship rights expect and require more in terms of accessibility and participation. Today, digital media, human-computer interaction, user-centered design and interaction design cut across most of the work carried out by Certec at Lund University. During this presentation we will discuss how we address and utilize accessibility from an inclusive stance, based on Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning. The presentation will be based on material and examples from both teaching and research.

Håkan Eftring, PhD in Engineering, Assistant Professor, Director of Studies, Lund University 

Per-Olof Hedvall, PhD in Engineering, Associate ProfessorDirector of Research at Certec, Department of Design Sciences, Lund University


Photo. Håkan Eftring.  


14:10 Teaching Web Accessibility at Laurea University
It is important to include web accessibility teaching and understanding in various study units. Accessibility comprises different fields such as technical compliance, usability and design, and cognition. It is also important to consider using clear and appropriate language. During this presentation we will demonstrate how we teach web accessibility at Laurea. We will also show our best practices for spreading web accessibility knowledge and awareness among students and other universities.

Photo. Terhi Kärpänen.         Photo. Johanna Lathi.

Terhi Kärpänen,
Senior Lecturer, Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Johanna Lathi, Development Manager, Laurea University of Applied Sciences 

14:30 Break

14:40 Implementing an inclusive mindset at The Technological University of Denmark
The goal of the project ‘Technology Leaving No One Behind’ is to provide opportunities and support to make inclusive design thinking a natural part of engineering new sustainable technological solutions at the Technical University of Denmark. In this presentation Line Nykjær Johansen and Dagny Valgeirsdottir will introduce the efforts currently being developed to operationalize the goal of the project. They will also address how the project aligns with the new overall strategy of the university ‘Technology for people’ and how it can support the goal of implementing an inclusive mindset across study programmes at the Technical University of Denmark.

Photo Line Johansen   Photo. Dagny Valgeirsdottir.


Line Nykjær Johansen,
Project Coordinator, DTU Skylabs 
Dagny Valgeirsdottir, Postdoc, Technical University of Denmark

15:00 Ongoing and upcoming projects on Web Accessibility in Higher Education  

Susanna Laurin, Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Funka 

Photo. Susanna Laurin.

15:20 Interactive session on key takeaways and next steps for web accessibility in higher education.

16:00 End of conference

 

 

 

Frida Sandberg. Photo

For more information, please contact Frida Sandberg, Project Manager, frida.sandberg@iaapnordic.org 
+46 76 399 15 64