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M.S. in Accessible Human-Centered Computing
The Master of Science in Accessible Human-Centered Computing is designed for deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals seeking specialized academic training in designing, evaluating, and implementing effective, evidence-based accessible design and evaluation strategies and messages to address the accessibility needs of diverse audiences.
Students will also gain knowledge of accessible research design and methods. Graduates of the program will be prepared for a variety of positions, including those in accessibility or information technology in industry, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations.
The program is an international resource for research, innovation and outreach related to deaf and hard of hearing people and provides an environment in which research can grow, develop, and improve the lives and knowledge of all deaf and hard of hearing people worldwide.
To be admitted to the program, applicants must:
Completion of a bachelor’s degree, including, but not limited to computer science, information technology, human-computer interaction, audiology, communication studies, government affairs, psychology, and social work. Relevant work experience in the field of accessible technology will be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree in the above fields (Note: this is not waiving a bachelor’s degree requirement. It is only considering other undergraduate majors who have relevant work experience in the field).
Complete and submit a program application by the application deadline date, that includes:
Requirements for Degree Completion
Summary of Requirements
Permission of the instructor
This course will introduce students to the most commonly-used research methods in Deaf Studies, particularly textual analysis, and ethnographic interviews. Students will be guided by the instructor in the processes of developing research questions, methodologies, data collection and analysis.
Students must be matriculated in the Deaf Studies MA program.
AHC 601 or permission of the instructor
AHC 606 or permission of the instructor
Upon graduation, AHCC graduates will possess the knowledge and expertise to:
Communicate effectively with a range of audiences using both written English and American Sign Language.
Analyze an accessibility problem, identify, and define the accessibility requirements, usability specifications, and/or policy requirements appropriate to its solution.
Design, implement, and evaluate accessibility in an accessible system, process, component, or program.
Collaborate effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
Demonstrate understanding of the deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind target audiences and ways to engage with them in accessible design.
Recognize the importance of professional, ethical, legal, security, inclusion, and social issues, and adhere to the best practices of the accessibility profession.
Completed online application form A non-refundable application fee of $75 A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a four-point scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate study. (Occasionally, applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be admitted conditionally upon the recommendation of the program....
Graduates of the program have the skills and experience to apply for accessibility-related positions, such as accessibility specialists or accessibility managers in human resources, or information technology with a focus on accessible computing in industry, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations. All private and non-profit organizations...
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