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Digital accessibility: Currently and in the future at KTH

Documentation from Lunch ‘n’ Learn 20 April 2022

Published May 09, 2022

Documentation from Lunch ‘n’ Learn on digital accessibility with Jan Gulliksen and Stefan Johansson, PhD in Human-Computer Interaction. Why digital accessibility is important, what KTH has done so far and what is planned are introduced during the webinar.

Table of contents for the video

Here is a list of links that serve as a table of contents for the recording. Click on the link for the part you want to watch. When you get to KTH Play, click on the play button, and the video will start in the right place. All links lead to KTH Play. Please note that the video material is in Swedish. 

02:13 What digital accessibility is 

06:20 Distribution of disabilities among students with funka-support at KTH 

07:50 The law “DOS-lagen” (Access to Digital Public Service) 

10:06 The accessibility group at KTH 

11:12 From special considerations to universal design 

13:03 Parallel processes of fixing historical flaws and starting out correctly 

14:03 Reasons for accessible educational design 

15:14 What type of gains do we get from more accessible design? 

17:24 Grounds for accessibility 

20:03 Content production 

21:13 Daily issues for students in inaccessible spaces 

25:03 Daily issues for teachers in inaccessible spaces 

25:39 Cognitive accessibility 

28:20 IT development and support for accessibility 

30:42 What do I need to consider when producing or being responsible for content? 

About the webinar


Jan Gulliksen, Vice President for digitalisation at KTH and Professor in human-computer interaction 

Stefan Johansson, accessibility expert 

Åsa Lindström, UX-designer at KTH’s IT-department 

During the webinar, Jan Gulliksen present what digital accessibility is and what the accessibility project at KTH does. Stefan Johansson talks about the parallel processes of correcting historical flaws and how to get it right from the start, with arguments for accessible design and the gains that can be made. 

Stefan highlights some grounds for accessibility, content production and daily issues for students and teachers in inaccessible spaces. Thoughts on cognitive accessibility, where the law isn’t as strong, are presented during the webinar. 

At the end of the webinar, UX designer Åsa Lindström talks about the IT-development and the support for accessibility. She presents how the different guidelines are distributed between IT development and content production, and what’s important to consider when being responsible for or producing content. 

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