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Creating delightful and user-centered interactions for everyone must start with a foundation in digital accessibility. In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of accessible design, from WCAG criteria to readability. Students will gain direct experience with assistive technology and participate in group projects to reimagine existing technology through an accessible lens.

This course uses a broad definition of accessibility beyond just WCAG criteria and will include language access, readability, inclusion, and UX research. Through weekly readings, students will also gain a deeper understanding of the importance and definition of accessibility and will leave the course prepared to advocate for the importance of accessible design in their future work. 

The ultimate goal of this course is to help students incorporate accessible design into the fundamentals of their practice, and design beautiful, functional, and intuitive digital interfaces with accessibility in mind from the beginning.