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Master's Degree in Disability Design and Innovation Announced

Posted in General News on Friday, June 14th, 2019

The Disability, Design and Innovation course is a new master’s qualification that has been designed by the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) to boost the assistive technology and products market by increasing the number of experts in the field. The course will be delivered by University College London (UCL) starting from September 2019 and it will be available in three locations including Loughborough University London. The assistive technology and products market is expanding all the time now and there is a growing need for specialist knowledge. The students who partake in this course will study how to create start-up companies, work with larger businesses and develop the market on an international level. The modules of the course include; Accessibility and assistive technology, Research methods and making skills, Design thinking, and Future global technologies for disability and development. Those who enrol on this master’s course will also be involved in the GDI Hub’s £10 million AT2030 assistive technology project which aims to reach 3 million people worldwide.  Kamran Mallick, CEO of Disability Rights UK commented: "We welcome this significant development. It is critical that disabled people are included in design and can benefit from technological innovation."

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