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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accessibility Studies Certificate

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The Accessibility Studies Certificate provides an interdisciplinary opportunity to learn about the challenges facing people with disabilities and limitations, estimated to be nearly a fifth of the population. The Accessibility Studies Certificate documents the graduate’s demonstration of competence in recognizing where, when, and how to accommodate such needs. Competence includes facilitating accessible transitions and employment for people with disabilities and limitations, approached from the different perspectives of employers, social service agencies, commercial enterprises, and the people requiring access themselves. This competence is attractive to employers who must all comply with legislation, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, intended to protect entitlement to activities of independent living in all environments- work, home, school, shopping, medical, leisure, and virtual. The Accessibility Studies certificate is a professional development opportunity of value to most fields. 

Additional courses focused on application and issues of accessibility may be taken, such as:

ASP 365 Assistive Technology: Tactile Graphics  
ASP 490 Accessibility Studies Internship  
ASP 492 Advanced Practicum in Accessibility Studies  
ASP 498 Special Topics in Accessibility  

Admission Requirements
Admission to the program requires an application approved by the Accessibility Studies Program. There are no prerequisites for the introductory course, ASP 305 Accessibility and User Experience. 

Graduation Requirements
Successful completion of required courses with a minimum of C in all courses.

Program Requirements
The certificate in Accessibility Studies requires the four core courses of 15 credits.

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