I’m going back to school to study accessibility.
I just thought i would bring it up when I talk about “classes” or whatever. I decided that I wanted to get educated in web accessibility/accessible design last year when I had yet another meltdown about how hard it can be to do my computer-based job with a visual impairment and getting blank, but sympathetic stares.
I figured instead of bitching I can actually start speaking about accessibility in a more knowledgeable way outside of my own personal experience. My goal is to become a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies. And then what? I have no clue. I’m not really doing this for professional development as much as professional preservation, so I can speak up for myself and other people with disabilities. I am pretty excited either way.
I’m still working, I’m still running TLF, I’m not full time, and I am still in Chicago, for the time being, but if you don’t wanna hear me yap on about accessibility for the next year or so, i guess, this is your warning.