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Re: Neutral language in W3C specifications

From: Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 09:24:54 -0400
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To: Lisa Seeman <lisa1seeman@gmail.com>
Cc: Léonie Watson <lwatson@tetralogical.com>, Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>, Spec-prod <spec-prod@w3.org>, chairs@w3.org
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On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 12:02 PM Lisa Seeman <lisa1seeman@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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