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Skip to 0 minutes and 2 secondsSPEAKER: Welcome to Week 5, the last week in this course, entitled Enabling Everyone Everyday. Where we will be looking at the Accessibility of Technologies for Everyday Living. In this week, we will be doing a kind of revision, that is remembering what we've learned from other weeks. But we will also be looking at other examples of information and communication technologies, or ICT's, and computer-based technologies that we encounter in our everyday lives.

Skip to 0 minutes and 34 secondsSo in this week, we will look in more detail at two examples. One inside the home. The other outside. In the home, we will look at domestic appliances like washing machines or microwaves. While outside we will look at self-service terminals, ticket machines, and the like. Therefore, we will be discussing what some of the problems are and how to understand their impact. Also, we will be learning how these problems might be solved or avoided in the future by either applying some of the techniques and understandings from the earlier weeks, or using universal design principles, standards, guidelines, and the best practise, while also involving a wide range of uses in the design activity from ideation to testing prototypes.

Skip to 1 minute and 24 secondsBy the end of this part of the course, we will know how to avoid erecting barriers to use when we design our future everyday technologies. And we will also have a better of understanding of what and where are the limits. For example, there could be non-technological solutions to environmental, attitudinal, or systemic barriers.

Welcome to week 5

Welcome to Week 5. This week we focus on enabling everyone, every day. You will discover:

  • the problems that arise from the technologies that we use every day both inside and outside the home

  • how they could be improved by implementing accessible design for everyday living

Watch the video to find out more about what we will be covering this week.


We are joined by our partner, Dr Jenny Darzentas from the Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου (University of the Aegean). She will be joining in the conversations this week - do look out for her in the discussions.


© This video is created by The University of the Aegean and licensed under CC-BY BY 4.0 International Licence. Erasmus + MOOCs for Accessibility Partnership.

© This text is a derivative of a work created by The University of the Aegean, and licensed under CC-BY BY 4.0 International Licence adapted and used by the University of Southampton. Erasmus + MOOCs for Accessibility Partnership.

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Digital Accessibility: Enabling Participation in the Information Society

University of Southampton

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