Royal College of Art Graduate Show 2022
A visual identity that holds a dialogue about accessibility in design practice at its centre.
Our work for the Royal College of Art Graduate Show 2022 gave us a chance to think about accessibility and inclusion within design; what are the barriers faced by d/Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent students? What provisions can design provide to meet them? How do we design for a future that does not aim to eradicate disability but respects and supports a diverse range of needs? What does this look like in the context of presenting student work?
The design was for the Royal College of Art Graduate Show 2022. The identity was implemented in the form of signage, digital assets and printed matter. We worked with the writers and access experts Kaiya Waerea and Sophie Paul, to produce image descriptions which became part of the design work. Key inputs from RCA Neurodiverse Society and the RCA Disabled Students Network helped inform our approach, this included adopting Bionic Reading in the typesetting.
Please read more about the project here.