Digital Outcasts

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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  • Author : Kel Smith
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • ISBN : 0124047130
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Digital Outcasts

Digital Outcasts
  • Author : Kel Smith
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 18 March 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

The Evolving Landscape of Ethical Digital Technology

The Evolving Landscape of Ethical Digital Technology
  • Author : Simon Rogerson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 17 September 2021
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In a world that is awash in ubiquitous technology, even the least tech-savvy know that we must take care how that technology affects individuals and society. That governments and organizations around the world now focus on these issues, that universities and research institutes in many different languages dedicate significant resources to study the issues, and that international professional organizations have adopted standards and directed resources toward ethical issues in technology is in no small part the result of the work

Digitalization and Public Sector Transformations

Digitalization and Public Sector Transformations
  • Author : Jannick Schou,Morten Hjelholt
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 13 April 2018
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This book provides a study of governmental digitalization, an increasingly important area of policymaking within advanced capitalist states. It dives into a case study of digitalization efforts in Denmark, fusing a national policy study with local institutional analysis. Denmark is often framed as an international forerunner in terms of digitalizing its public sector and thus provides a particularly instructive setting for understanding this new political instrument. Advancing a cultural political economic approach, Schou and Hjelholt argue that digitalization is far

Theorizing Digital Divides

Theorizing Digital Divides
  • Author : Massimo Ragnedda,Glenn W. Muschert
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 22 September 2017
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Although discussion of the digital divide is a relatively new phenomenon, social inequality is a deeply entrenched part of our current social world and is now reproduced in the digital sphere. Such inequalities have been described in multiple traditions of social thought and theoretical approaches. To move forward to a greater understanding of the nuanced dynamics of digital inequality, we need the theoretical lenses to interpret the meaning of what has been observed as digital inequality. This volume examines and

Wasted

Wasted
  • Author : Georgia Gould
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Book Group
  • Release : 05 March 2015
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Young people growing up in Britain today face a narrowing job market, high housing costs and the prospect of a lifetime of hard work with less reward. The ideas of social responsibility that arose after the Second World War are straining under the demands of a globalised world. Too often public debate divides Britain's youth into the 'feral rats' of the London riots and the 'posh boys' of Eton. Business leaders rail at the entitled and unemployable young people they

eQuality

eQuality
  • Author : Peter Blanck
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 22 September 2014
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This book explores the struggle for disability rights, with a focus on Web equality for people with cognitive disabilities.

The End of Online Shopping

The End of Online Shopping
  • Author : Jongen Wijnand
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 05 January 1999
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Retail is going through difficult times and is suffering the consequences of both the economic crisis and the digitization of society. Fundamentally, there is a bigger problem: stores cannot keep up with the changing behavior of customers who are connected 24/7, customers for whom there is no distinction between online and offline. The End of Online Shopping: The Future of New Retail in an Always Connected World describes how the smart, the sharing, the circular, and the platform economy are shaping

Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies: Best Practices for Information Professionals

Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies: Best Practices for Information Professionals
  • Author : Nicole Hennig
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 21 June 2017
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The ever-increasing acceleration of technological change demands that today's information professionals and educators not only be constantly acquiring new knowledge and skills, but also that they cultivate the ability to make sound judgments on which technologies to embrace. If you are grappling with information overload and wondering how you can keep up, this guide is for you. • Helps information specialists create a strategy for keeping up with new technologies and for making informed judgments on which technologies to test and

Orion’s Outcasts

Orion’s Outcasts
  • Author : Corbeyran,Jorge Miguel,Julia Verlanger
  • Publisher : Humanoids Inc
  • Release : 22 November 2017
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A Sci-Fi saga set in the “Retro Worlds” universe created by Julia Verlanger, one of the most celebrated French science fiction authors of the 1970s.

Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage

Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage
  • Author : Nicole Hennig
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 24 September 2014
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How can your library—and your patrons—benefit from mobile apps? This guidebook offers a solid foundation in "app-literacy," supplying librarians with the knowledge to review and recommend apps, offer workshops, and become the app expert for their communities. • Describes the most important, high-quality mobile apps in specific topic areas of interest to librarians • Provides examples of how these apps are useful for education, creativity, and productivity for all types of users, including those with special needs • Supplies a detailed

Discrimination, Copyright and Equality

Discrimination, Copyright and Equality
  • Author : Paul Harpur
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 03 April 2017
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This book explores how restrictive copyright laws deny access to information for the print disabled, despite equality laws protecting access. It contributes to disability rights scholarship and ideas of digital equality in analysis of domestic disability anti-discrimination, civil, human and constitutional rights, copyright and other reading equality measures.

Transnationalism, Activism, Art

Transnationalism, Activism, Art
  • Author : Kit Dobson,Áine McGlynn
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 08 December 2021
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Banksy is known worldwide for his politically subversive works of art, but he is far from the only artist whose creations are infused with internationally relevant, activist themes. How else can the arts help activate citizen participation in social justice movements? Moreover, what is the role of culture in a globalizing world? Transnationalism, Activism, Art goes beyond Banksy by investigating how the three complementary political, social, and cultural phenomena listed in the title interact in the twenty-first century. Renowned and

The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies

The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies
  • Author : Ian Brittain,Aaron Beacom
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 15 February 2018
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This handbook provides a critical assessment of contemporary issues that define the contours of the Paralympic Movement generally and the Paralympic Games more specifically. It addresses conceptualisations of disability sport, explores the structure of the Paralympic Movement and considers key political strategic and governance issues which have shaped its development. The Palgrave Handbook of Paralympic Studies is written by a range of international authors, a number of whom are senior strategists as well as academics, and explores legacy themes through