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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

Bodil Jönsson (ed). Design side by side.
Studentlitteratur, Lund, 2006.
http://lup.lub.lu.se/luur/download External link?

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:
https://nordicwelfare.org/publikationer/ratten External link-

Björk E-S. A Nordic Charter for Universal Design.
Scand J Public Health 2013. DOI:

Tahkokallio P. Tulevaisuus on saavutettava. THL
julkaisuja ja DfA- verkosto. 2009.

Riv hindren. Riktlinjer för tillgänglighet. 2012.
Handisam, myndigheten för handikappolitisk

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


Arola Annikki

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2022-01-31

The timetable of the course

Kursen öppnas den 6.9 på Itslearning

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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