Reflections on Teaching Human-Computer Interaction to Blind Students

  • Teresa Chambel
  • Pedro Antunes
  • Carlos Duarte
  • Luís Carriço
  • Nuno Guimarães
Part of the IFIP – International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 289)

What challenges and opportunities do we face when we are to teach HCI to blind students, especially among sighted students, and having HCI curricula a traditional strong focus on visual aspects? How do you bring accessibility to learning and teaching a course that itself addresses accessibility? These are a couple of the questions we raised when faced with this challenge. This paper presents our experience, feedback and reflection on the subject, after two cycles of the course with blind students.


Assistive Technology Cognitive Disability Visual Aspect Blind People Screen Reader 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculdade de Ciências, Edifício C6University of Lisbon DILisboaPortugal

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