I CHAMPION ACCESSIBILITY
BECAUSE FOR ME, IT'S PERSONAL
I am a neurodiverse person, which means that my brain operates in a different fashion from neurotypical people. These disabilities are actually great strengths and bring thought diversity to organizations and businesses looking to go deeper in their analyses of UX.
One example of my neurodivergence is how executive functioning works in my brain. Neurotypical people automatically categorize things they experience and discard whatever their brains deem extraneous; neurodiverse people who have different executive functioning systems don't discard any information and tend to process things as they are, without automatically categorizing experiences. This allows us to recategorize and recognize unique patterns that neurotypicals literally can never see since they've already discarded the needed information to do so.
I AM OPEN ABOUT MY NEURODIVERGENCE BECAUSE
I KNOW IT MAKES ME A STRONGER CANDIDATE.
I am able to process larger amounts of data in different ways than my peers and give intricate connections between the overall, large view of situations and how they are connected to and influenced by individual, contextual items that make up the big picture. My ability to strategize and forecast is stronger than most because of my disabilities, and my empathy — especially for accessibility — is much higher.