Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Postgraduate Diploma in Accessible Technology for the Information Society

The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, an online distance teaching university and Technosite will jointly offering this postgraduate diploma course “Accessible Technology for Information Society Services” starting next 10th November. For 33 ECTS credits study over two years. Reflecting current demand, the curriculum emphasises Web content, but covers a wide range of other important areas from cash dispenser and information terminals, street maps, digital libraries, mobile applications, assistive technology, to comprehensive "info-accessibility" plans and legislation, all in the context of general design-for-all principles.

For disabled students who are unemployed, ONCE Foundation and the European Social Fund will provide grants and ONCE will provide grants for blind students eligible for vocational training. More information about student grants (in Spanish) in Technosite press release. The course will be taught in Spanish. More information (in Spanish) on the UOC information page.

I would be interested to know of any similar courses in other countries.


Andrew said...

Alan, this sounds like a unique offering. The only other courses I know of that might come close are those from EASI (http://easi.cc/workshop.htm) who offer a variety of short courses as well as a "Certificate in Accessible Information Technology".

Alan Chuter said...

There's also what looks like a similar similar course at the private university CSEU La Salle due to start in October 2007.