Checking date: 29/04/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Accessibility of digital content
Study: Bachelor in Management of Information and Digital Contents (340)


Department assigned to the subject: Library and Information Sciences Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
- Information architecture (1º). - Multimedia content (1º). - Digital Information: legal and ethic aspects (2º). - Computing technologies for the Web (3º).
This subject it is based on the importance of the information systems accesibility and the need of include accesibility and usability principles on all stages of the design and development of these systems and the digital documents contained there.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
PART 1. DIGITAL CONTENT ARCHITECTURE. Lesson 1. Information architecture. Lesson 2. Accesible design. Lesson 3. User-centered design. Lesson 4. Design and evaluation of interfaces. Lesson 5. Analysis of users and tasks. Lesson 6. Interaction design. PART 2. DIGITAL CONTENT CREATION. Lesson 7. Universal usability. Lesson 8. Usability tests. Lesson 9. Content organisation. Lesson 10. Metadata. Lesson 11. Readability and legibility. PART 3. LEGAL AND FUNCTIONAL ACCESSIBILITY. Lesson 12. Legal aspects of accessibility. Lesson 13. Open Access and Open Science. Lesson 14. User manuals. Lesson 15. Information search.
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical-practical classes: Acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge through theoretical and practical lessons, teaching materials, online tutorials, specific readings and comments on the readings (related to competences CE4, CE7, and CE9). Individual or group work of the student: Acquisition of skills and abilities through practical assignments aimed at the design and development of research works including persuasive discussions and conclusions of results (related to competences CB4 and CG1).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • FERNANDEZ-COCA, Antonio. Producción y diseño gráfico para la World Wide Web. Barcelona: Paidos. 2006.
  • KEATES, Simeon. Designing for accessibility: a business guide to countering design exclusion. New Jersey: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates. 2007.
  • KRUG, Steve. No me hagas pensar. Madrid: Prentice Hall. 2001.
  • LARA, Pablo. La accesibilidad de los contenidos Web. Barcelona: UOC. 2006.
  • LAZAR, Jonathan. Web usability: a user-centered design approach. Boston: Addison Wesley. 2006
  • LYNCH, Patrick J; HORTON, Sarah. Manual de estilo web: Principios de diseño básicos para la creación de sitios web. Barcelona: Gustavo Gili. 2004.
  • MORENO MUÑOZ, Antonio. Diseño ergonómico de aplicaciones hipermedia. Barcelona: Paidos. 2000.
  • NIELSEN, Jakob. Usabilidad: prioridad en el diseño Web. Madrid: Anaya Multimedia. 2006.
  • NORMAN, Donald. Psicología de los objetos cotidianos. Barcelona: Norma. 1999.
  • PRING, Roger. www.color tipografía: 300 diseños tipográficos para sitios web. Barcelona: Gustavo Gili. 2000.
  • PRING, Roger. www.color: 300 usos de color para sitios web. Barcelona: Gustavo Gili. 2001.
  • ROSENFELD Louis; MORVILLE, Peter. Arquitecturas de la información para el World Wide Web. México: McGrawHill. 2001.
  • SACHS, Tammy. Sitios web orientados al usuario. Madrid: Pearson Educación. 2002.
  • W3C. Guía breve de accesibilidad Web. [Gijón]: World Wide Web Consortium. [2016].

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