our climate voices

2021

Our Climate Voices is a grassroots climate justice organization that focuses on amplifying the climate narratives of those who have been traditionally left out of mainstream media. I joined the team in June 2020 as a digital content fellow.

One of the first things I did on the team was to audit the accessibility compliance of our website and digital content. We have a pretty vibrant color pallet, but I noticed that not all color combinations we used were optimized for accessibility - particularly important since we are a social justice org. Using WCAG, I drafted a best practices strategy for our color combinations moving forward.

Screenshot of a document with squares of different colors, pointing out which were okay for web accessibility, and which color combinations were not good

Other core work I've done at OCV is around designing content (in collaboration with the rest of the OCV team) for social media. With a following of over 18k on Instagram, the content we put out is seen by a lot of eyes. (For examples of OCV's social media, please visit OCV's Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages).

A large project I worked on was the Mapping Your Climate Story - an interactive web application that posed a series of questions to the use to determine where they fell on an axis of privilege, ranging from 'less' to 'more'.

Screenshot of Climate Privilege Quiz A screenshot of the Mapping Your Climate story project I worked on with our digital content director

Screenshot of Climate Privilege Quiz The position of users moves along an axis representing the relative privileges they have based on a series of questions. Stories and other resources are interwoven into the exercise.

Other projects include producing video content, maintaining OCV's squarespace site and I'm currently developing another interactive web application as a companion piece to OCV's forthcoming documentary, Police in Our Climate.

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