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.