Re: Content Usable pronouns and Tal

Hi Rachael and all,

I prefer option 1 and 3 combined.

If specifying pronouns in our personas is going to help to promote
diversity, equality, and inclusiveness, we should be doing it.

It seems like the Education & Outreach Working Group (EOWG) may be
working on persona pronouns for the WAI Style Guide:

Perhaps Shawn may have some guidance for us?

Thank you,

Kind Regards,

On 3/23/21, Rachael Bradley Montgomery <> wrote:
> Hello,
> Thank you for the thoughtful discussion at today's meeting about the plural
> pronoun used in Tal. A resource you can read if this is a new area for you
> is
> We discussed the following options:
>    1. no change
>    2. add it in 1 or 2 places in the main persona
>    3. Tal like to be referred to (pronouns) as Tal/they/them/theirs
>    4. change the persona to remove gender diversity
>    5. use the pronouns as frequently as would be used naturally
> COGA had voted against 5 because of readability and translatability
> challenges and compromised with using the minimal pronouns in option 1.  I
> have created a google document with all of the options at
> Please take a look and weigh in with your thoughts on how to proceed.
> Best regards,
> Rachael
> --
> Rachael Montgomery, PhD
> Director, Accessible Community
> "I will paint this day with laughter;
> I will frame this night in song."
>  - Og Mandino

Laura L. Carlson

Received on Wednesday, 24 March 2021 18:26:42 UTC