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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
AHC 601 or permission of the instructor
AHC 606 or permission of the instructor
Permission of the instructor
This three credit course is designed as a guided research course to support
students' progress with their individual thesis research topics and methodologies
within the field of Deaf Studies. This course is the second of two courses that
provide students with experience in preparing their thesis proposals.
Students will select their methodology, conduct a literature review, gather
preliminary data if applicable, and complete the necessary steps to gain approval
for their data collection procedures, such as IRB approval and CITI certification.
Students will be introduced to ethical conduct in research, the Institutional Review
Board procedures, and grant writing. They will complete and defend their thesis
proposals at the end of this course.
Upon graduation, AHCC graduates will possess the knowledge and expertise to:
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 will be prepared for a variety of positions, including those in accessibility or information technology in industry, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations. All private organizations must follow ADA law for online access; current guidelines call for following WCAG standards. With more...
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