Measuring up school
I have been an admirer of Hallie Jay’s work for some time. She is founder and president of the brilliant Graphic Advocacy Project, who create guidance and self-help material for non-profits by combining their joint skills in law and design - “creative lawyers”. They partner with law schools such the A2J Lab at Harvard Law School in order to support law students who are enthusiastic about training in graphic advocacy.
Hallie has kindly donated a couple of her resources to us at tl;dr, including this toolkit for schools where visual elements such as icons and comics help the user to get engaged with the subject.
Despite legal reforms in Massachusetts, school disciplinary measures like suspensions continue to disproportionately impact students of colour and students with disabilities. The Lawyers’ Committee wanted to create a toolkit for students and their families to help them navigate disciplinary proceedings, learn about their rights, and advocate for better disciplinary policies.
This toolkit was created using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. People without illustrating skills or access to design software could use free layout programs like Canva or Google Slides and free-to-cheap icon libraries like the Noun Project instead.