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Undergraduate CertificateAssistive Technology and Accessible Design

Wichita State’s undergraduate certificate in assistive technology and accessible design is an interdisciplinary program useful for any major wanting to create innovations that improve learning, working and daily living for people with disabilities. Students will learn from faculty across campus and work with service providers to design and create products and equipment such as communication boards, specialized learning materials, mounting systems, electronic devices, walkers, pencil holders, screen readers, communication programs and much more. 

Learn how assistive technology and accessible design is the right fit for you.

 
Students modify off-the-shelf toy cars for children with disabilities as part of the GoBabyGo program.
 

Curriculum

This 15-credit-hour program includes curriculum from several disciplines, including the health professions, innovation design, engineering, sociology and psychology.

  • Introduction to Technology and Innovation
  • Applied Human Anatomy
  • Accessible Design
  • Ergonomics or Human Factors Psychology
  • Social Consequences of Disability

Engineering majors can earn both Engineer of 2020 Innovation and Service Learning credits. 

How to enroll

To add this certificate to your plan of study: 

  • Log into the myWSU portal, find the Student Tools box (center of the page) and click "Change my Major/Minor."
  • Click continue (this will show your current major and minor).
  • Click continue, then click on "Add a certificate" and choose your certificate program. Click continue and submit request.

Inside the Program

Students develop technologies to aid community members

The Assistive Technology and Accessible Design program at Wichita State provides students with opportunities to create innovations that improve the lives of people with disabilities.

  • Through their ENGR 302: Accessible Design class, a student team modified a jogging wheelchair to accommodate outdoor exploring on rough terrain for a 6-year-old with cerebral palsy. Read the full story.
  • Students in ENGR 202: Service Learning in Engineering optimized a tablet app and stylus to help a nonverbal USD 259 student communicate.  Read the full story.