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The Challenge of Mainstreaming ICT Design for All

  • Gill Whitney
  • Suzette Keith
  • Barbara Schmidt-Belz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)

Abstract

The education and training of ICT students and professionals with respect to Design for All is a vital part in the process of achieving eInclusion throughout Europe. This paper outlines the latest activity on the development of a curriculum in Design for All in ICT in higher education and professional development, and discusses some of the challenges of mainstreaming ICT Design for All. Concepts have been devised to introduce Design for All at bachelor-level of mainstream ICT education, to implement a masters degree in Design for All, and to provide training for professionals in ICT industry.

Keywords

Design for All eAccessibility eInclusion Digital Inclusion ICT (Information and Communication Technology) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gill Whitney
    • 1
  • Suzette Keith
    • 1
  • Barbara Schmidt-Belz
    • 2
  1. 1.The Design for All Research Group, School of Engineering and Information SciencesMiddlesex UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, Web Compliance Center, Schloss BirlinghovenSankt AugustinGermany

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