Digital Outcasts, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124047130
  • ISBN-13: 9780124047136
  • DDC: 681.761
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Who are Digital Outcasts?.
2: Interpreting Ability.
3: Why Accessibility Alone isn’t Enough.
4: Accessibility and the Real World.
5: Defining Inclusive Innovation.
6: Playing for Health.
7: Virtual Reality, Universal Life.
8: Inclusive Design is the New Green.
9: Designing for Tomorrow’s Digital Outcasts.
10: The Future is Already Here.