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Re: Understanding diversity at W3C

From: Daniel Appelquist <dan@torgo.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 18:23:36 +0000
To: "lw@tetralogical.com" <lw@tetralogical.com>
Cc: "public-idcg@w3.org" <public-idcg@w3.org>
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The UK has so-called protected characteristics (see https://www.gov.uk/discrimination-your-rights) in law. Could this be a useful guide?  


BTW I like just asking for "Gender Identity" rather than gender & sex - and making this a free-text entry rather than multiple choice.  We wrote a blog post about this: https://medium.com/samsung-internet-dev/how-to-collect-gender-data-a29f3be2257c

Dan

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Monday, 15 April 2019 18:54, Léonie Watson <lw@tetralogical.com> wrote:

> Everyone,
> 

> Following up on this to see if we can make some progress.
> 

> As a first step it might help us to identify the sort of data we're
> looking for. I think it might make sense to keep things simple, so perhaps:
> 

> -   Nationality
> -   First/preferred language
> -   Disability
> -   Gender identity
>     

>     Thoughts?
>     

>     On 29/03/2019 11:08, Léonie Watson wrote:
>     

> 

> > Everyone,
> > At the meeting during TPAC we agreed we wanted to know more about the
> > current state of diversity at W3C. I'd like us to make a start on this
> > if we can.
> > I think the only way to collect this information is to ask people, and
> > to ask them in a way that protects their anonymity. I might be wrong
> > about this of course, there may be much better ways!
> > If this is the right approach though, we'll need to find a platform to
> > host the survey that protects people's privacy, and to design a set of
> > questions to ask.
> > If anyone has ideas on how to approach this activity, ideas about
> > platforms, or experience of designing the appropriate questions, that
> > would be very welcome.
> > Léonie.
> 

> --
> 

> @TetraLogical TetraLogical.com



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