Using this language allows for everyone to feel included when being on our website. We aim to have nothing pertaining to prejudiced, discriminatory, or stereotyped people/feelings.
Within Lectron, we hold a very diverse team and are proud of that. This then allows for us to understand how others may feel and why they may feel this way. Once we begin learning about the alterations in others’ feelings, we are able to grow as not only a company but as individuals ourselves – this includes things like how we communicate with those around us.
What does inclusive language include? #
When understanding inclusive language and examples of what to use and not to use there are important things to note prior to reviewing the examples. For starters, inclusive language is not something that is to be deemed as “vague” or “boring”, but rather something that holds the description to which everyone can relate to.
Some example of what language would be non-inclusive, and how it can become inclusive are as follows (non-inclusive : inclusive):
1. Minorities : Underrepresented Cultures
2. *Pronouns*: People, Everyone, Public
3. Fatty, Overweight : Larger Sized
4. Church : House of Worship
5. Common Technology : Modern Day Available Resources
How do I know if this is the correct language to use? #
The following is a checklist that you can use to ensure the language you are using can be deemed inclusive.
1. Does it refer to a specific sex, gender, racial group, or disability?
2. Is the language able to be understood by all?
3. Would you be offended if you were in another culture’s shoes?