HDS734 - Inclusive Design and Technology


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 5 scheduled online seminars


In contemporary society, design and technology provide multiple opportunities and mechanisms to break down barriers to inclusion for people with a disability. The application of design and technology to disability and inclusion is the focus of this unit. The unit will focus on how technology is designed and used to advance inclusive lives for people with disability, using a problem based learning approach.

Students will develop broad knowledge of design principles and technology particularly in relation to how they can be used to enhance participation, performance and social inclusion for people with disability. The unit will engage students’ thinking and awareness broadly around what is possible in terms of inclusive technology and design for people with disability. The unit will introduce students to the application of generic technologies as well as dedicated and specialized assistive technologies (e.g. augmentative communication, computer access, environmental modifications, seating and wheeled mobility) in the lives of people with disability.