One thing I’ve always wanted to do was to write a book. I don’t know why, but it just seems like the thing a young, hip professional should do at least once in their career. Especially now that I have quite a few years of experience in the industry. I’m also at a point where I seem to be transitioning from an individual contributor to, perhaps, more of a manager or leader type role? More on that in another post.
What would the topic be? Most likely the thing I know most about: digital accessibility.
There are a handful of really great books already out there on the market. Most of which provide insight into accessibility as a concept or general idea. Other books play into the author’s personal experience with disability in their own life. Usually sharing stories of ableism which they’ve witnessed first hand as dealt by society. Being someone who doesn’t identify with having a disability (other than slowly deteriorating eyesight due to aging) I’ll likely stay clear of nuance which I do not have experience with. Don’t get me wrong. I’d make sure to include some insight into the social aspect of disability. And even a bit of detail into the history of disability. It’s quite fascinating, heartbreaking, and uplifting to read about what disabled people have overcome. I believe the primary theme of the book would be to share technical details of digital accessibility. This has been my main focus of study since 2011.
Writing a book is something that’s been on my mind for quite some time. Perhaps in the meantime I’ll stick with improving my writing via blog posts. Who knows, maybe I’ll be able to stitch them together and output something worthwhile for readers to consume.