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Disability and Digital Media: Accessibility, Representation and Inclusion: Online course

In Disability and Digital Media, we will explore the relationship between digital technologies and disability in the Internet age. We will consider:

  • the evolving impact of social media on representations of disability;
  • the politics of experiencing, embodying, and discussing disability online;
  • the presence of disability in memes, viral content, and online culture; and
  • the role of accessibility in the digital world. 

What you'll learn
You will learn about:

  • Social and medical models of disability;
  • Key concepts and terminology for understanding digital disability;
  • How social media is changing representations of disability;
  • The opportunities and challenges of representing disability online;
  • How memes and viral content are being used by disability activists;
  • How the tools of digital accessibility can benefit all media users.

The instructors for this course are: Gwyneth Peaty (Internet Studies,Curtin University), Katie Ellis (Associate Professor, Curtin University) and Mike Kent (Associate Professor, Curtin University)

This self-paced 4 week course will start on February 4, 2019.

Further information and registration details