#CA-02-16 Introduction to UX and Accessible Design

  • Categories Creative Arts
  • Duration 20h
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update July 27, 2021

About Course

UAL Creative Computing Institute


Learn how to design more accessible user interfaces

User interfaces are the part of technology that connect you to your devices, humans to algorithms – allowing people to take their ideas and turn them into products.

Interfaces are vital to modern technology. But how can we ensure they’re accessible for all users? On this course, you’ll learn from disabled user experience (UX) experts about the issues facing disabled users.

You’ll get to grips with the guidance and regulations covering user interfaces, and learn to master CSS and JavaScript to make easier-to-use interfaces, taking your first steps to becoming a UX designer.

Who will you learn with?

Mick Grierson

Mick Grierson is Professor of Creative Computing at UAL Creative Computing Institute.



Who developed the course?

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The UAL Creative Computing Institute (CCI) offers innovative new courses, research opportunities and a public platform to explore computer science and creative practice.

What Will I Learn?

  • Explain the role of user experience (UX) and interfaces in design.
  • Describe the main features of accessible digital UX design.
  • Compare different types of digital UX design problems.
  • Describe principles behind accessible website UX.
  • Explore the accessible design approach.
  • Explore approaches and stages of accessible design.
  • Identify the roles and skills needed in the field of accessible interface design.

Topics for this course

14 Lessons20h

Welcome to the course?

These steps will introduce you to the course and give you an idea of what you will be learning.
What am I learning? VIDEO (02:09)00:02:09
What’s your digital experience? DISCUSSION
Who am I learning with? ARTICLE

What is it like to be a user??

These steps explore user experience and what accessibility means in context. They also specifically ask what we mean when we describe ‘good’ and ‘bad’ interfaces.

Designing for accessibility?

These steps will further explore issues related to accessibility, how accessibility features in interface design and how this impacts on our experience.

Designing interfaces for accessibility?

In these steps, learners will hear from experts working in accessible design and find out about making their first steps in a career in the field.

What impact can accessible interfaces have??

In these steps, you will hear more from our experts on the importance of accessible interfaces, the impact they can have, and how they see this developing in the future.


These steps wrap up the course.

Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • This course is aimed at early-career creative technologists, established technologists looking to extend their skills, as well as professionals from wider fields looking to understand more about accessible design, and the importance and opportunities that user interfaces and creative technologies present.