Workshop in Lund 20 November

You are welcome to join us for a workshop at Lund University the 20th of November. The theme for the workshop is Web Accessibility in Higher Education.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss how web accessibility can be better integrated into existing curricula and how to best prepare students for the new demands of the market in this field.

The day will offer many interesting cases about how different universities in the Nordic region are working to get web accessibility on the agenda in university projects and curricula.


13:00 Welcome and introductory remarks
Frida Sandberg, IAAP Nordic 

13:15 Universal Design for Learning, Being and Doing
As society becomes increasingly permeated by and reliant on digitalized infrastructure, so do the expectations on and prerequisites for what acting as a full citizen entails in terms of accessibility and participation. At Certec, Lund University, digital media, human-computer interaction, user-centred design and interaction design today cuts through most of our work. During this presentation we will elaborate on how we address and utilize accessibility from an inclusive stance grounded on Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning. The presentation will be based on material and examples from both teaching and research.
Per-Olof Hedvall, Engineering PhD, Associate Professor, Lund University
Håkan Eftring, PhD in Engineering, Assistant Professor, Director of Studies, Lund University

13:45 The role of design studio pedagogy in the teaching of accessibility
This case presents how we at Digital design and innovation at Halmstad University use design studio pedagogy to highlight different perspectives on accessibility and design for all, by using project briefs from external clients from businesses, public sector and research.
Susanne Lindberg, PhD, Halmstad University

14:15 Coffee break 

14:30 Digital Accessibility - Private sectors need for trained personnel
Nicklas Karlsson
, Accessibility Manager, Handelsbanken

15:00 Workshop
16:15 Thank you for today

Date and time: 20 november kl. 13-16.30 in the room DC:304. Lunch sandwiches are served from 12 o'clock. 

Place: Lund University, IKDC, Ingvar Kamprad Designcentrum

Target group: The workshop is free of charge and open for everyone. The workshop is primarily aimed at course and program managers, as well as teachers and students in education in IT, design and communication. You do not need to have any prior knowledge.

Sign up by sending an email to Frida Sandberg, or call +46 76 319 15 64.  Please also let us know if you have any allergies.


This workshop is part of a project where IAAP Nordic is joining forces with four leading universities in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland as well as accessibility specialist company Funka Nu AB. The aim is to set up a network to promote and strengthen web accessibility education throughout the Nordic countries.