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Re: Neutral language in W3C specifications

From: Lisa Seeman <lisa1seeman@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 19:01:07 +0300
Message-ID: <CAKExBMLmq9uOEN3X3jY7On0jE1gONexcPT=o0dt-Og5mbxJppQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: lwatson@tetralogical.com
Cc: Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>, Spec-prod <spec-prod@w3.org>, chairs@w3.org
Hi folks

Can we have some examples of how to do this in practice for, easy to
understand,  user examples and personas?

We have a lot of them in https://www.w3.org/TR/coga-usable/  (I found over
60 uses of the word "his" and over 80 uses of the word "her")


All the best
Lisa

On Wed, 22 Jul 2020, 12:22 Léonie Watson, <lwatson@tetralogical.com> wrote:

> Denis, this is a really positive step, thank you to you and the team.
>
> One suggestion - is it possible for PubRules to check for gender
> specific pronouns (he/she, him/her etc.) too?
>
> They are rare in specifications, but do sometimes feature as part of use
> cases or examples.
>
> Léonie.
>
> On 22/07/2020 09:40, Denis Ah-Kang wrote:
> > Dear editors and chairs,
> >
> > In order to offer the best environment possible to its
> > community, W3C is supporting the push for a more inclusive and
> > neutral language, especially in our specifications.
> >
> > In the upcoming weeks, pubrules [1] will show a warning if
> > terms like "master", "slave", "grandfather", "sanity" or
> > "dummy" are detected in a specification and this will also
> > be reflected in the Manual of style [2] with a list of
> > alternatives.
> > Note, since it may take time for the editors to change the
> > branch name "master" to something else, we will not flag the
> > URLs containing that word in the first place.
> >
> > Going forward, we will audit all the specification repositories
> > and open issues if they contain problematic terms.
> >
> > Let me know if you have any comments/suggestions.
> >
> > Denis
> > W3C Systems team
> >
> > [1] https://www.w3.org/pubrules/
> > [2] https://w3c.github.io/manual-of-style/
> >
>
> --
> Director @TetraLogical
> https://tetralogical.com
>
>
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