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Incorporating accessible design to our work can reach a wider demographic. Accessibility is at the heart of normal different’s design philosophy.
        First and foremost, it helps to check in with yourself and question your outlook on accessibility and inclusive design practices. This article reinforces the notion that accessible design benefits everyone. It emphasises that designing with accessibility in mind is far more valuable than compromising its importance. It's a reminder that prioritising accessibility is a win-win approach, ensuring that our work resonates with a wider audience.
        To help balance any potential biases, Another Lens does a great job at asking the tough questions whilst highlighting ways to understand the world around us from the perspective of others. It has lead me to re-evaluate what I knew, and how I can do better through design.
 
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Simplicity is vital in effective communication design. Embracing simplicity in your designs can enhance clarity and engagement. Two key ways to do this are by paying close attention to typography and the use of plain language.
        Ellen Lupton’s book Thinking with Type is a great resource for typographic considerations in relation to the benefits of the readability of simple type.
       In the same vain, we can make our work accessible by communicating clearly for all intended readers—a really helpful resource is available through Vision Australia which highlights the various ways in which plain language can be rich and informative, dispelling the misconception that it means using 'plain' words. 
        When paying attention to these overlooked aspects of communication design, we are better positioned to cater to the needs of many people who would otherwise be excluded. 
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Infusing empathy into design enhances our critical thinking alongside our compassion. Empathy is the bridge to meaningful connections. Understanding and considering the perspective of others can help your work stand out.
        Engrossing ourselves with other people stories can help us become not only more conscious designers, but kinder people. A moving story by Ueno Founder and CEO, Haraldur Thorleifsson provides insight into a person’s lived experience in a wheelchair and the impact a lack of accessibility can have on a persons well-being.
        This article clearly explains what empathy can mean in relation to design thinking. The more diverse our thinking is, the better we’re able to take on an empathic role as designers.
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Though designing inclusively is complex, its outcomes are worthy of our implementation. The complexities and hurdles of creating designs that cater to diverse audiences doesn’t come easy to many. However, by embracing these limitations, we can make a meaningful and lasting impact in the world of communication design, together.
        Ethics in Design explores the role of the designer, and how it can be our responsibility in shaping the world around us. This deeply reflective practice is a challenging endeavour, but provides as an opportunity to be, and do better. While developing normal different, the challenges faced only became a realisation of the different avenues we can take when we understand why we choose to design in certain ways.
        This article is an extension of the ethical stance as a designer written by Mike Montiero of Mule Design, providing a nuanced look into the designer’s code of ethics. 
 
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Integrating truthfulness into our design approach is a fundamental step in aligning with inclusive design practices. Truthfulness in design is about establishing transparent and authentic communication. A key aspect of this involves understanding and embracing your audience. This article provides valuable insights into engaging with individuals who may have varying literacy levels, emphasising the importance of a considerate approach in designing for diverse people.
        At the outset, it's crucial to acknowledge that you may not possess a solid understanding of all aspects of inclusive design practices, much like myself prior to developing normal different.
        Being honest with yourself about your own stance, privilege, and potential biases is essential as you embark on this journey. It's completely normal to feel out of your depth initially. A book that has greatly influenced the my approach is the book, Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design by Kat Holmes, expanding the horizons of what's required to transition into an inclusive design practice.