Tampere, Finland

Fundamentals of Accessibility

when 2 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
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.

Due to Covid-19 precautions, this course may be arranged ONLINE instead of physical for the summer 2021. This will be confirmed by the end of April depending on the situation of COVID-19 around the world.

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 2021-2022) of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.


No scholarships available.