Course Description

LIS 9325-001 (Summer 2024)   Accessibility and Information Environments

Instructor: H. Hill

Course Description
This course introduces future information professionals to the theories and practices surrounding disability and accessibility in a variety of information settings. Students develop an understanding of legislation and organizational policy around accessibility. In addition, students analyze the accessibility of both the physical and online environments of various organizations.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9325-001 (Summer 2024)
The syllabi for this course is a PDF file that requires a FIMS account to view

0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Connecting People with Information
Information Policy

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. articulate a variety of theoretical and practical approaches to disabilities (PLLO 1, 2)
2. Define the needs of underrepresented and underserved populations in relations to policy, services, and resources in the information setting (PLLO 2, 3, 4, 6)
3. analyze accessibility in both the physical and virtual information environments and make recommendations for improvement (PLLO 6, 7, 8)
4. reflect on and critique their own perceptions and misperceptions of disabilities (PLLO 3,6,7)
MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives