Using the correct terminology and not offending people feels like it’s getting harder and harder, even when you have the best of intentions! You want your product or website to be inclusive, but you didn’t get the memo when LGBT became LGBTQ+ or LGBTQIA… In 7 minutes, we’ll explore reputable, up-to-date sources of inclusive language and other ways to know who to listen to when it comes to the “right” terminology and tactics to stay up-to-date.
Key takeaways from the session:
Trusted and often-updated sources of inclusive language.
Tactics to know what the “right” source of “truth” is for inclusive language.
About the speakers
Sam Raddatz (she/her) is a Program Manager at Netflix where she focuses on inclusion throughout their products. In her previous role as the CEO of Logic Department, she worked with non-profits like Wikimedia, The Brooklyn Museum, and The Trust for Public Land to create more intuitive & organized digital products.
With a background in project management, qualitative sociology and holding a Master’s degree in Information and Library Science, Sam tackles any challenge in the most organized and transparent way possible. She is a strong believer that there are design solutions that can make any interaction less frustrating in all aspects of our lives.