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“Design for All in the Context of the Information Society”: Integration of a Specialist Course in a Generalist M.Sc. Program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

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Godino-Llorente, J.I. ; Dept. Ing. de Circuitos y Sist. (ICS), Univ. Politec. de Madrid, Madrid, Spain ; Fraile, R. ; Gonzalez de Sande, J.C. ; Osma-Ruiz, V.
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This paper describes an educational research experience that took place in the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Master's program offered at the Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica de Telecomunicación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. The focus is to provide details of the motivation behind and the design and subsequent evaluation of a course adapted to the European Higher Education Area titled “ Design for All in the Context of the Information Society.” This course may be useful for other engineering educators who design Master's programs and perform research on education in electrical and electronics engineering. The course contents are structured along four axes: disabilities, technical aids, accessibility, and recommendations of the standardization bodies. The results of four years of experience are presented. The course is evaluated according to accepted criteria, highlighting the course scope, pedagogic decisions, and relevance. Based on the analysis of program outcomes, some recommendations are made for undergraduate and postgraduate engineering education programs focusing on disability and technology .

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Education, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:55 ,  Issue: 1 )