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About this course

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In Disability and Digital Media , we will explore the relationship between digital technologies and disability in the Internet age.We will consider:

  • the evolving impact of social media on representations of disability;
  • the politics of experiencing, embodying, and discussing disability online;
  • the presence of disability in memes, viral content, and online culture; and
  • the role of accessibility in the digital world.

What you'll learn

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You will learn about:

  • Social and medical models of disability;
  • Key concepts and terminology for understanding digital disability;
  • How social media is changing representations of disability;
  • The opportunities and challenges of representing disability online;
  • How memes and viral content are being used by disability activists;
  • How the tools of digital accessibility can benefit all media users.

Module 1: Introducing digital disability

Module 2:Disability and social media

Module 3: Accessibility and the digital world

Module 4: Thefuture of digital disability

Meet your instructors

Gwyneth Peaty
Internet Studies
Curtin University
Katie Ellis
Associate Professor
Curtin University
Mike Kent
Associate Professor
Curtin University

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