HCC 741: Assistive Technology and Accessibility

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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MDTAP Field Trip

A huge thank you to Denise from MDTAP for giving us a fantastic tour of their AT lending library!



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Fall 2014 students!

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New content for Fall 2014!

Welcome to HCC 741! I am really excited to have you in this class.

Signups for weekly presentations

The first version of the syllabus has been posted. Keep in mind this is subject to change based on guest speaker availability and schedule.


Fall 2012

Great news!  This Special Topics course on Assistive Technology and Accessibility will be offered again during the Fall 2012 semester on Tuesdays from 4:30-7:00!

I am currently looking for project mentors and guest speakers, so please contact me if you are interested in helping out with this class.


IS 698 Research Featured at ASSETS 2011

Jasmine Tobias and Michelle Burton’s research from this course will be featured at the 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2011)!

Jasmine Tobias’ research for this class is featured in the accepted full paper “Empowering Individuals with Do-It-Yourself Assistive Technology”, which she co-wrote with Amy Hurst.

Michele Burton’s research on Fashion for the Blind will be in the Student Research Competition.

Michele and Jasmine will attend the conference in Dundee Scotland in October to present their research.


Spring 2011

Welcome to the repository for the IS 698: Special Topics on Assistive Technology class at UMBC.

This project based course was offered in the 2011 Spring Semester in the Information Systems Department at UMBC, and was taught by Amy Hurst.

In this course students learned about the field of Assistive Technology through readings, discussions, guest lectures, and individual research projects.