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Digital Outcasts: Moving Technology Forward Without Leaving People Behind

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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 outc
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ebook, 289 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers (first published January 1st 2013)
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Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: human-interface
Starting off with a set excellent introductory chapters to the worlds of accessibility, disability, demographics and attitudes, including a definition of the term ‘digital outcast’, which I was unaware of, this book is very readable throughout.

Kel Smith is a lecturer in accessibility at Rutgers University and a ‘user experience’ expert and obviously knows his stuff - not just in US terms (although the book can sometimes relate more to that country in legal background), but examples are brought
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Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It has been a very broadening experience to read this book. I am a blind person who has been involved with assistive technology since 1980, and with rehab teaching since 2002. This book is really helping me expand my understanding of what inclusive design means for everyone. It is a very informative book!
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"Provides real-world insight on how to be mindful of accessible user experiences for those with disabilitites."--Back cover.
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