Tampere, Finland

Fundamentals of Accessibility

online course
when 3 August 2020 - 14 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 700

The course gives an overview of how accessibility can be taken in account in everyday communication and digital services. The topics covered in the course include: introduction to the interlingual and intermodal methods of translation and interpreting in producing accessibility services, such as subtitling, audio description, sign-language and print interpreting, environmental description, accessibility technologies, needs of different groups and stakeholders, and principles of legislation.

Target group

University students and graduates from around the world.

Course aim

Upon completion of the course, the student will know:

-the main accessibility concepts and terminology
-different stakeholders and their needs
-principles of legislation
-technologies to support accessibility ranging from traditional accessibility solutions to new ones such as AI and robotics
-principles of accessible translation methods and digital services
-how to apply theory to practical accessibility solutions

Fee info

EUR 700: Course fee for students external to Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.
EUR 0: Courses are free of charge to degree students and exchange students (academic year 2020-2021) of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.


No scholarships available.