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"Digital Outcasts" with author & inclusive design innovator Kel Smith

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Join us for a unique opportunity to hear from and speak to author, innovative technologist, and accessibility champion, Kel Smith. Kel has just published, and is flying in especially to speak to us about his book: "Digital Outcasts: Moving Technology Forward Without Leaving People Behind."

Taken from "Regardless of channel – website, games, virtual worlds, mobile apps or robotics – at some point in their lives, everyone gets older and must enter the digital looking glass. Digital Outcasts emphasizes the importance of embracing universal design principles throughout innovation cycles, thus creating ambient, barrier-free benefit to technology consumers of all abilities and backgrounds."

A bit about Kel - Living and working out of Philadelphia and New York City, Kel's professional experience includes leading the Havas Worldwide Health digital practice on innovation and recommending global ISO-9660 workplace standards, an effort spanning 85 countries. A current member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) and the Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA), Kel served two years as Vice Chair of the Philadelphia chapter of ACM/SIG-CHI for computer-human interaction.

Kel's worldwide talks have spanned the topics of inclusive use of virtual worlds, accessible web design and mobile health. His presentation credits include: the Interaction Design Association (Savannah and Dublin), the World Future Society (Boston, Vancouver and Toronto), three appearances at the CSUN Conference for Persons with Disabilities (San Diego), the Unitech ICT Network (Oslo), and the Society for Technical Communications (Sacramento).

Join us at 6:30 to network and meet Kel. He will begin his talk at 7:00.

We are once again being hosted by the fine folks at Devlin -

This is a joint meetup with UX Irregulars (, a rag-tag, fugitive fleet of user experience designers, researchers and strategists who design mostly Web interactions, software, devices, and sometimes crazy things like ski hills. We typically meet once per month in Toronto, Canada with a mix of formal events and meetups in a relaxed, social atmosphere. All who share an interest in designing and creating great experiences are welcome.