HCC 741: Assistive Technology and Accessibility

University of Maryland, Baltimore County


This is a graduate level course that introduces students to the field of assistive technology and accessibility.  Assistive technologies empower many individuals to achieve things that they might not have been able to otherwise. This class will serve as an introduction to the design, development and evaluation of a range of assistive technologies.

In this course, students interact with the material through reading relevant literature, participating in group discussions, creating relevant presentations, working on an individual project, and listening to guest speakers. Students will apply their knowledge in a research project where they design, implement, and/or evaluate an assistive technology.

This course was created by Amy Hurst, an assistant professor of Human-Centered Computing in the Information Systems Department at UMBC.