Checking date: 05/07/2019

Course: 2019/2020

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


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Library Science and Documentation

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Digital Information: Legal and ethic aspects
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
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. Among the main competencies stand out: CB4: Students can communicate information, ideas, problems and solves to both, especializated and general public. CG1: To know and to apply basic principles and techniques so as to information management on digital media. CE4: To know methods of retrieval, process, debug and aggregate data, understanding the needs of users and organizations and the way they need them. CE7: To know and to manage digital edition tools for content creating. CE9: To know principles, techniques and tools of user-centered design for digital products, including multimedia contents and be able of apply techniques for usability evaluation of environments and digital products. CE12: To know principles of design and planning of an interactive complex digital publication and fully operable.
Description of contents: programme
Justification of universal design and information accessibility needs Fundamental concepts about universal information design WAI initiative and web consortium guidelines Tools for accessibility web validation Methods for developing accessible web project National and international regulation and standards
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical-practical and practical classes: Acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge (4 ECTS) through the theoretical and practical classes, teaching materials prepared by the teacher, online tutorials, specialized readings and comments on the readings, as well as the personal study of the students. It is related to the CE4, CE7, CE9 and CE12 competitions. Individual or group work of the student Acquisition of skills and abilities (2 ECTS) through practices in which the acquired knowledge will be applied for the design, development, obtaining of results, discussion and extraction of conclusions in a research work. It is related to the CB4 and CG1 competences.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Alonso, F.. Algo más que suprimir barreras: conceptos y argumentos para una accesibilidad universal. 2017. Trans. Revista de traductología, (11), 15-30
  • Keates S.. Designing for accesibility: a business guide to countering design exclusion. Lawrence Earlbaum Associates. 2007
  • Lara, P.. La accesibilidad de los contenidos Web. UOC. 2006
  • Lazar, J.. Web usability: a user-centered design approach. Addison Wesley. 2006
  • López Zambrano, Javier Hernán and Moreira Pico, Ramón Joffre and Alava Cagua, Nathaly Valeria. Metodología para valorar y clasificar herramientas de evaluación de accesibilidad web. e-Ciencias de la Información, 8(1). 2018
  • Nielsen, J.. Usabilidad: prioridad en el diseño Web. Anaya. 2006
  • Rosenfeld L, Morville P.. Arquitecturas de la información para el World Wide Web. McGrawHill. 2001
  • Sachs T.. Sitios web orientados al usuario. Pearson Education. 2002
  • W3C. Guía breve de accesibilidad Web. World Wide Web Consortium. 2016
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Guenaga, M. L., Barbier, A., & Eguiluz, A.. La accesibilidad y las tecnologías en la información y la comunicación. TRANS. Revista de traductología, (11), 155-169.. 2017
  • Lazar, J.. Universal usability: designing computer interfaces for diverse user populations. John Wiley & Sons. 2007
  • Marino, S. I., Alfonzo, P., Escalante, J. E., Alderete, R., & Godoy, M. V.. Las pautas WCAG 2.0 para determinar el nivel de accesibilidad en dos plataformas educativas/WCAG 2.0 Guidelines to Determine the Accessibility Level of Two Educational Platforms. Revista Internacional de Tecnologías en la Educación, 2(2). 2016
  • Mariño, S. I., Godoy Guglielmone, M. V., & Alfonzo, P. L.. Métodos y herramientas de las WCAG 2.0 en el desarrollo web. XVII Workshop de Investigadores en Ciencias de la Computación. 2015
  • Wentz, B., Jaeger, P. T., & Bertot, J. C.. Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries. Advances in Librarianship. Volume 40. . 2015
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