[community] Inclusive Design Book Club: CAIDR

david lawson david.dyer.lawson at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 21:36:46 UTC 2016

 CAIDR book club
Dear Inclusive Design Family:
We look forward to launching the new CAIDR book club with you!
The book we’ve chosen is:
Kel Smith’s Digital Outcasts: Moving Technology Forward without Leaving
People Behind
Date: February 24
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: 205 Richmond, Collaboration Space
Joining: Jutta’s class, Effecting cultural change
Here is a summary of the book from the *Amazon Website*:
" 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."
Digital Outcasts: Moving Technology Forward without Leaving People Behind
is 268 pages. There are 7 hardcover/online copies available in the TPL
Please Sign in, either way, letting us know whether you will be attending.
Email to:
feriyal.hallaj at gmail.com
david.dyer.lawson at gmail.com

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