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Digital outcasts : moving technology forward without leaving people behind / Kel Smith.

By: Smith, Kel.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Elsevier ScienceDirect eBooks.Publisher: Waltham, MA : Morgan Kaufmann, c2013Description: 1 online resource.ISBN: 9780124047051 (electronic bk.); 012404705X (electronic bk.); 9780124047136; 0124047130.Subject(s): Assistive computer technology | Computers and people with disabilitiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Digital outcasts.DDC classification: 617/.033 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Who are digital outcasts? -- Interpreting ability -- Why accessibility alone isn't enough -- Accessibility and the real world -- Defining inclusive innovation -- Playing for health -- Virtual reality, universal life -- Inclusive design is the new green -- Designing for tomorrow's digital outcasts -- The future is already here.
Summary: The blind person who tries to make an online purchase. The young girl who cannot speak due to a cognitive disability. The man confined to his home due to permanent injury. The single mother with a long-term illness who struggles to feed her family. With one in seven people worldwide currently living with a disability, the term "outcast" covers numerous scenarios. Digital outcasts rely on technology for everyday services that many people take for granted. However, poorly designed products risk alienating this important (and growing) population. Through a "grass roots" approach to innovation, digital outcasts are gradually taking action to transform their lives and communities. This emerging trend provides exciting learning opportunities for all of us. Citing real-world case studies from healthcare to social science, this book examines the emerging legal and cultural impact of inclusive design. Gain a better understanding of how people with disabilities use technology Discover pitfalls and approaches to help you stay current in your UX practices Anticipate a future in which ambient benefit can be achieved for people of all abilities and backgrounds.
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Who are digital outcasts? -- Interpreting ability -- Why accessibility alone isn't enough -- Accessibility and the real world -- Defining inclusive innovation -- Playing for health -- Virtual reality, universal life -- Inclusive design is the new green -- Designing for tomorrow's digital outcasts -- The future is already here.

The blind person who tries to make an online purchase. The young girl who cannot speak due to a cognitive disability. The man confined to his home due to permanent injury. The single mother with a long-term illness who struggles to feed her family. With one in seven people worldwide currently living with a disability, the term "outcast" covers numerous scenarios. Digital outcasts rely on technology for everyday services that many people take for granted. However, poorly designed products risk alienating this important (and growing) population. Through a "grass roots" approach to innovation, digital outcasts are gradually taking action to transform their lives and communities. This emerging trend provides exciting learning opportunities for all of us. Citing real-world case studies from healthcare to social science, this book examines the emerging legal and cultural impact of inclusive design. Gain a better understanding of how people with disabilities use technology Discover pitfalls and approaches to help you stay current in your UX practices Anticipate a future in which ambient benefit can be achieved for people of all abilities and backgrounds.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Description based on title page of PDF version (ScienceDirect; viewed on April 4, 2013).

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Kel Smith (Principal, Anikto LLC) is a longtime speaker, author, and practitioner on digital accessibility.

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