Digital Outcasts -> software + disabilities

Kel Smith, Digital Outcasts: Moving Technology Forward without Leaving People Behind

From the review: „software can make significantly positive impacts on the lives of those with disabilities. (…) At the Center for Brain Health at The University of Texas, they used virtual worlds and avatars to help autistic children. That form of therapy has proven to be successful and that 4 or 5 sessions using that technology, is worth 2 or 3 years of real world training. ” But it is still rare for business to adapt this perspective while running the software project. Smith propose „8 strategic steps to doing that, including creating an accessibility task force (and engaging them from the very beginning of the project), knowing the legal landscape (and not to be driven solely by law), to designing mobile applications to be run universally, and more”.

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More: books page: http://digital-outcasts.com/, full review: http://books.slashdot.org/story/13/11/25/1425239/book-review-digital-outcasts

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