In the last two weeks I have been named one of two Accessibility Advocates for the HMRC site at Shipley. As a result of this, and getting my head into the depths of this responsibility, there are a few things I have been musing about the hotly debated subject of accessibility.
When talking to friends, customers and even my partner I am often asked the above question. Understandably with the range of roles I work in there is often confusion as to what kind of designer I actually am. And whilst it is partially true, I am still a graphic designer, over the last few years I have added other disciplines to my work and broadened my skills somewhat. Adding to the confusion is that the job titles ‘content designer’ and ‘instructional designer’ give little away as to the other areas I also now work in. As anyone in the design industry will know, job titles are a moveable feast anyway and sometimes people just make their own up - ‘Digital Overload’ or ‘Wizard of Light Bulb Moments’ anybody? So I thought I would clarify all the areas in which I work and what the titles actually mean, to me at least.
As we have gone headlong into the new year, I have seen everyone around me making resolutions, committing to dry January (crazy people) and generally making plans for a better version of themselves. I actually spent most of 2018 reflecting in this way and made some major changes in my life.
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