Neurodiversity and Content Design 📝

Issue #269 (March 20th, 2024)

Neurodiversity and Content Design 📝

According to the National Institute of Health, it’s estimated that up to 67% of the US population is neurodiverse in some way or at some point in their lifetime.

That means we work with, love, and, in some cases, are ourselves neurodiverse human beings. That’s why we have dedicated this issue to neurodiversity. 

So join us as we:

  • Celebrate the amazing contributions the neurodiverse have made to our field 👏.

  • Explore how we can better work together🤝. 

  • Seek to understand how we can create copy and experiences that are inclusive and accessible to all 🧐. 


  • Awesome articles about content design for neurodiverse users 🧑‍💻

  • A great book recommendation 📖

  • Insights from neurodiverse UX professionals 🔎

  • An episode of Writers in Tech with Danny Harrop-Griffiths about UX Writing and ADHD 📝

  • An opportunity to donate your voice to Mozilla 🗣️

  • A case study about neuro - -inclusive design 📱

  • Have you taken the Salary Survey? Help us help you! Take it now 

Articles 📰

We subscribe to the belief that accessible content is really just good content. In the spirit of that, dig into these awesome articles to better understand how you can make really good content!

Learn by Listening 🎧

What’s more powerful than feeling seen and understood?! Whether you’re a content designer with ADHD or seeking to understand a co-worker, this episode of Writers in Tech is well worth a listen.

Community Spotlight 🔦

As a neurodivergent senior content designer, Melissa has made many insightful contributions to our community regarding accessibility and inclusion. Thank you, Melissa Geissinger!

Microcopy 🤏

Mozilla is well-known for its efforts to make the internet a more inclusive and accessible place.
From customizable user interfaces and built-in screen reader support to developer tools for creating accessible websites and applications that cater to neurodiverse populations.
This initiative is really cool and a logical step in achieving their goals in the age of AI.
And how much do you love that the ask is to “donate your voice”? 👇

Words From Neurodiverse Content Designers 

These articles have some amazing tips and insights! We highly recommend that everyone read. You may find that you recognize coworkers or even yourself in some of these stories.

Featured Case Study 🔎

This case study is SO well worth a careful read. Dive in and find out how better understanding the needs of individuals diagnosed with ADHD can help us create a kinder and more inclusive experience for all users.

AI and Content Design 🤖

We found some really awesome articles this week. Perhaps not surprisingly, it looks like AI, neurodiverse users, and content designers will impact each other. Dig in to learn more 👇.

Book Recs 📚

This book is a must-read. It has been described as 

“A  groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and  suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full  participation in society for people who think differently.” 

Whether we’re talking about the workplace or the users you write for, you or your words impact neurodiverse people every single day.

Salary Survey 💵

Have you taken the Salary Survey yet? A few minutes of your time will help us gather information that could benefit you in the long run.

Once we have enough participants, we’ll be able to crunch the numbers and put together some data that you (and your peers) will be able to use the next time you’re negotiating your salary or on the job hunt.

UX Writing Jobs 👩‍💻

Whether you’re looking for an entry-level or senior role, we’ve got them all. We’re constantly updating the job board, so keep on checking!

That’s All For Now 👋

Be the hero 🦸 of your professional circle and share our newsletter with your colleagues.

Want to be featured? Let me know at [email protected]

Until next time👋,

Yuval Keshtcher and UXWH team