Welcome to my website

Hello, I am Nicki Berry and I have recently started a new position as a Senior Accessibility Specialist for the Civil Service.

My website is currently being redeveloped to reflect my new role. If you want to find out more about me and my professional background, please visit the About Me page.

Before we even begin to think about accessibility, it is important to have a background understanding of disability. Culturally, disability is understood and treated differently across the world. I am UK-based and make no apology for reflecting this in my website. I largely adopt the social model of disability and prefer identity-first language. You can read more on the Disability page.

It is also important to know about assistive technologies and how disabled people use them to access digital content. You can read more on the Assistive technology page.

At the moment, the WCAG page has been pulled in from my previous website (which was an eLearning design portfolio. In time, I hope to change this page around and structure it better so that it gives lots of information about how to make your content accessible. For now, it has lots of links to old blog posts. Whilst these are largely accessible in themselves, there are aspects of the Blogger platform which are not completely compliant and may cause some difficulties.

Some of the pages are not finished yet. I will be adding images and other media, possibly breaking down content into smaller chunks and deciding whether to keep my existing blogs or start again with something new. Hence, Blog is currently a blank canvas.