For years, I’ve been wanting to update my chronic illness and disability website. Partly because I’ve always envied people with websites that have fancy graphics and animations, and partly because, well, you and all the other lovely people who read my blog deserve a more modern experience.
Until recently, I thought I could create (and maintain) a decent disability website on my own. And for a long time I did. (I guess.) But I often became overwhelmed by coding and trying to achieve other web design elements that were way over my head.
So, this last month, I decided to enlist the help of a developer to create the website that I’ve always wanted. After a recommendation from a fellow author, I found Michael Hill, and he designed all of the fancy moving text and photos you see on the website today.
You may notice some ads (sorry, gotta pay for the new site somehow), but I will try to keep them to a minimum. I’m still learning about how all that stuff works.
We are still working out the kinks, and I’m hoping to improve the disability website accessibility. I know that computer accessibility for disabled users is not always easy. Adequate computers for people with disabilities can be difficult to find, and even when they are available they can be extremely expensive and complicated to use.
And of course website accessibility for disabled users depends a lot on whether they have an adequate computer. That’s why I believe that website disability compliance is so crucial, and I’m trying to make my new website accessible to people with disabilities.
This is all to say that while I can always do better at improving my disability website accessibility, the essence of my dream website is all here—easy navigation, a sleek modern design, and a new subscribe option so newcomers can easily follow my blog.
I’m super happy with how the site has turned out, and it is only going to get better as we iron out the wrinkles. Please feel free to share it on social media. There’s a page about ME/CFS and chronic illness, as well as links to articles I’ve written, and of course more than a hundred blog posts, which are now available in audio as part of the Jamison Writes podcast.
So, I hope you will check out my new website and subscribe to my blog for regular posts on all things disability, chronic illness, and writing. If you have any questions or concerns about it, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
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