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Inclusive Tech Glossary

What are harmful terms in tech?

In the tech industry harmful terms such as “Blacklist/Whitelist”, “Master/Slave” is regularly used to discuss system relationships.

This language is harmful because it reinforces social hierarchies that establish certain groups as superior to other groups based on identity. Unfortunately, these are just a few of many outdated terms we have encountered.

Creating Inclusive and Equitable Language in Tech

Inclusive language is not only important for building community, trust, and user adoption, but helps developers create more inclusive products, services, and teams.

What is the Inclusive Tech Glossary?

A living resource that provides a list of respectful alternatives to harmful language often found in tech APIs, style guides, development portals, and documentation.

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Why are we building this?

Inclusive language is vital to the user experience and design research process.

Inclusive language is not only important for building community, trust, and user adoption, but helps developers create more inclusive products, services, and teams.

Get Involved!

Collaborate with tech practitioners in User Experience, Development, Engineering, Design, and Documentation roles to create a list of respectful terms to use, including why.

Build an accessible, shareable resource that becomes the industry standard by using the updated terminology now.

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