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Universal Design of ICT (UD- ICT)

The Universal Design of ICT research group is responsible for the Master Program in Universal Design of ICT and the International Summer School in Universal Design of ICT. The group is also involved in supervising students within the realm of European Project Semester (EPS). All the courses and research projects make use of state-of-the-art technology available on-site at our Interation Lab (iLab).

The Universal Design of ICT (UD-ICT) Research Group is at the forefront of research in the world on Universal Design of ICT.

The research in the UD-ICT group is concerned with identifying ICT barriers in order to remove them. In this regard we focus on better understanding of the ICT challenges faced by diverse users in diverse situations and designing, developing and evaluating of ICT systems with users to ensure universal design. The research group is also at the forefront of fostering discussion and changes in existing ICT systems and ensuring both existing and new ICT systems are universally designed. 

Universal design advisers

The group members have acted as consultants and advisers for national and international businesses, government agencies and civil society organizations. Some examples include: 

United Nations International Telecommunications Union, World Health Organization, EU Projects, Norwegian Government, United States Government.  

Teaching universal design

The group has established the Master Program in Universal Design of ICT. The group is also involved in supervising Bachelor and Master students and PhD candidates. Furthermore, group members design and teach courses either directly concerning or related to universal design of ICT. 

Funded projects

As a research group, there is a strong culture of publishing results in peer reviewed outlets and regularly applying for funding. 

Projects

MOOCAP - MOOCs for Accessibility Partnership