In this chapter, you’ll discover a little about the history of inclusive thinking and what this means. We’ll cover the fundamental tenets that hold up this thinking, and discuss the things that you should consider when creating software, such as the importance of remembering that your users are real people. We’ll cover the single most critical skill any software engineer can have that comes hand in hand with taking pride in your work.
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Whitaker, R. (2020). Digital Inclusion. In: Developing Inclusive Mobile Apps. Apress, Berkeley, CA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5814-9_2
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