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Re: Understanding diversity at W3C

From: Léonie Watson <lw@tetralogical.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:53:25 +0100
To: Rhian Jones <rhian.jones@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk>, Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
Cc: Daniel Appelquist <dan@torgo.com>, "public-idcg@w3.org" <public-idcg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <e6ab59c1-b79f-4d9d-1b0d-6d5f1f50e4ca@tetralogical.com>
Thanks for all the suggestions and comments.

Would someone be willing to start compiling a list of questions?

Léonie.


On 16/04/2019 10:43, Rhian Jones wrote:
> Everyone,
> I think that it would be helpful to include both ethnicity and 
> nationality in the data that we collate.
> It's just some people identify more with one than the other and may be 
> upset if they don't feel they are represented in the options.
> Rhian
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> On Mon, 15 Apr 2019 at 20:06, Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org 
> <mailto:jeff@w3.org>> wrote:
> 
>     I like being simple (per Leonie's request) but I also like being
>     inclusive.  Dan's list from the UK looks like a useful more
>     inclusive guide.
> 
>     Dan's list focuses on discrimination, but I believe our initiative for
>     inclusion and diversity must be much more than preventing
>     discrimination.  In the US there is the notion of affirmative action
>     [1].  The affirmative action laws provide a focus to increase
>     opportunities for historically excluded groups. W3C's focus must
>     include
>     affirmatively making opportunities available to people.
> 
>     Jeff
> 
>     [1]
>     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_action_in_the_United_States
> 
>     On 4/15/2019 2:23 PM, Daniel Appelquist wrote:
>      > 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 <mailto: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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