People with disability are more dependent on their computers today with the vast adoption of mobile devices. The use of the Internet and apps have revolutionized personal communication for generations. Despite the fact that the U.S. has the world’s most comprehensive policy that prohibits discrimination based on disability and considers equal access to information as one of the basic human rights. Computer software are often born inaccessible, cutting out some or all users with disabilities because developers exploit gaps in their skill set to not meet the needs of people with disabilities.
A11Y@CSUN offers students with opportunities to learn the fact that they may create technical barriers to people with disabilities. Instructional material and experiential learning activities were developed to empower students with the skills they need to build technical solutions for people with visual impairment, hear impairment or fine motor skill impairment through enhanced curriculum and engaged learning experience.