Looking for courses that include curriculum about accessibility? Start here – but do check the UW course catalog, MyPlan and the department course listings to confirm when courses are taught and by whom.

CSE 340 – Interaction Programming »

User interfaces for computing systems, including principles and implementation techniques. Covers key topics and programming paradigms for interactive systems, such as event handling; graphical layout, design, and widgets; undo; accessibility; and context awareness.

Instructor: Jen Mankoff
Quarter: Winter

CSE 440 – Introduction to HCI »

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) theory and techniques. Methods for designing, prototyping, and evaluating user interfaces to computing applications. Human capabilities, interface technology, interface design methods, and interface evaluation tools and techniques. Prerequisite: CSE 332.

CSE 590w – Accessibility Research Seminar »

 explore research in accessible computing for people with disabilities in the context of human-computer interaction (HCI). The seminar consists of short student presentations of current research results, followed by discussion and critical evaluations the research.

Instructor: Anne Spencer Ross and Jennifer Mankoff
Quarter: various
Sign up for credit by email.
general description | time schedule (UW ID required)

CSE 599H – Computer Science for Social Good »

Use computer science tools to tackle real world projects in a productive fashion. It has been said that when you have a hammer, everything seems like a nail. This is certainly true of technology. We will explore how to identify true nails, given technological hammer.

Instructor: Jen Mankoff
Quarter: TBA
CSE 599H Course syllabus »

DISST – Disabilities Studies courses »

Disability Studies is a multi-disciplinary field that investigates, critiques, and enhances Western society’s understandings of disability.
Disabilities Studies course descriptions

HCDE 298 – Inclusive Design »

A survey of methods in design in engineering to define, address and evaluate inclusive design.

Instructor: Sarah Coppola
Quarter: Spring

HCDE 515 – Accessibility and Inclusive Design »

Introduction to designing, prototyping, and evaluating inclusive user interfaces that meet the needs of a diverse range of users – such as older adults, users with visual, cognitive or motor disabilities, and users who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Instructor: Leah Findlater
Quarter: Spring

INFO 498E – Assistive Technology and Inclusive Design »

Introduction to the field of assistive technology and inclusive design, drawing from human-computer interaction and disability studies. Students will learn about the lived experiences of people with disabilities, including vision, hearing, mobility, speech, neurodiversity, and cognition.

Instructor: Annuska Zolyomi
Quarter: Spring

ITA 340 – Introduction to Web Publishing »

Introduction to markup languages and publishing web content. Students gain understanding of HTML coding and extensions, image manipulation, information architecture, and web site publishing. Includes the Web Accessibility Initiative.

Instructor: various
Quarter: TBA

ITA 341 – Client-side Scripting and Design »

Introduction to web browser design environment, scripting languages, JavaScript, Document Object Model, and creation of dynamic HTML web pages in combination with Cascading Style Sheets. Includes web design principles in the contexts of technical feasibility, usability, and accessibility.

Instructor: various
Quarter: TBA

ME 412 – Biomechanics of Movement »

Introduction to the dynamics and control of human movement and other biological systems. An overview of the major challenges in movement biomechanics and experience with the engineering tools we use to address these challenges.

Instructor: Kat Steele
Quarter: Winter


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    • Co-PI Jennifer Mankoff, Ph.D and Professor Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering
    • Co-PI Anat Caspi, Ph.D. and Principal, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
    • Heather Feldner, PT, Ph.D., PCS and Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
    • Kat Steele, Ph.D. and Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering 

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