Disability and Digital Media: Accessibility, Representation and Inclusion (edX)

Disability and Digital Media: Accessibility, Representation and Inclusion (edX)
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Disability and Digital Media: Accessibility, Representation and Inclusion (edX)
In Disability and Digital Media: Accessibility, Representation and Inclusion, we will explore the relationship between digital technologies and disability in the Internet age.

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In Disability and Digital Media, we will explore the relationship between digital technologies and disability in the Internet age. We will consider:

- the evolving impact of social media on representations of disability;

- the politics of experiencing, embodying, and discussing disability online;

- the presence of disability in memes, viral content, and online culture; and

- the role of accessibility in the digital world.




What you'll learn

You will learn about:

- Social and medical models of disability;

- Key concepts and terminology for understanding digital disability;

- How social media is changing representations of disability;

- The opportunities and challenges of representing disability online;

- How memes and viral content are being used by disability activists;

- How the tools of digital accessibility can benefit all media users.


Course Syllabus


Module 1: Introducing digital disability

Module 2: Disability and social media

Module 3: Accessibility and the digital world

Module 4: The future of digital disability



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