May 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

WRT 406 Accessibility and Usability Research



A course in scientific and technical communication and writing. Accessibility and Usability Research focuses on how well audiences are able to access, understand, and use information presented through websites, documents, apps, and other texts (e.g., patient discharge instructions, product documentation, online forms). This course introduces students to interdisciplinary concepts related to accessibility, user experience, and human-centered design; ethical, legal, and practical issues related to accessibility and usability; and methods for conducting usability research and using findings to improve content and design. Students will have the opportunity to design and conduct their own accessibility and usability research. Prerequisite: FCO 105   

3 credit hours