The course takes place in period

4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)


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Cycle/level of course


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that after completing the course the student should have a broader understanding of how inclusion and accessibility in the community can be increased by how products, services and services are developed using the principles of universal design. The students perform a concrete development project based on the principles of universal design.

Learning outcomes

After the course you will be able to: - describe the theories of UD - identify and analyze facilitators and hindrance in realizing UD. - use the principles for UD to assess assesibility to physical environments, products and services in society.

Course contents

The course is a webb-course. Part I: Theory about the concept of Universal design (5ECTS) Part II: Project-based work with Universal Design as frame of reference (5ECTS) It is possible to accomplish only the theoretical part of the 5 ECTS. Prerequisite for Part II is that Part I is approved.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No prerequisites

Recommended or required reading

References: Bodil Jönsson (ed). Design side by side. Studentlitteratur, Lund, 2006. func=downloadFile&recordOId=753143&fileOId=373594 4 Bodil Jönsson. När horisonten flyttar sig ? att bli gammal i en ny tid. Brombergs bokförlag, 2011. Finns att låna på e-lib. Aalto mfl. Rätt till ett eget hem. Boende för vuxna med utvecklingsstörning i Norden. Nordens välfärdscenter, 2015. Elektroniskt på adressen: Björk E-S. A Nordic Charter for Universal Design. Scand J Public Health 2013. DOI: 10.1177/1403494813500860 Tahkokallio P. Tulevaisuus on saavutettava. THL julkaisuja ja DfA- verkosto. 2009. Riv hindren. Riktlinjer för tillgänglighet. 2012. Handisam, myndigheten för handikappolitisk samordning.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 3 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 87 hours
  • Individual studies - 30 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 80 hours
  • - 70 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 270 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 270 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Part I: Approved group discussions, written individual task. Part II: Approved task from part I, approved project report. All examinations are graded passed/failed


  • Arola Annikki
  • Jeglinsky-Kankainen Ira


Jeglinsky-Kankainen Ira

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Group size

No limit (20 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2020-09-14

The timetable of the course

Del 1 (5sp) Kursen öppnas på itslearning den 20 april med nätbaserad introduktion för kursen. Del 2 (5sp) inleds den 18.5. och består av ett individuellt projektarbete vars deadline är 8.6. då också kursen avslutas.

Course enrolment period

2020-03-09 to 2020-04-05

Assessment methods

  • 2020-05-13 - Reports and productions
  • 2020-06-08 - Other assignments

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