In a 20-minute talk at IAC in 2019, Clair shared research on using neutral language in digital spaces to make them more welcoming to all audiences. Since then, they have done further research that expands on this idea and provides more nuance around the contexts and spaces where this is, and isn’t, the preference or need. Join them as they explore this topic further and share their updated learnings.
Key takeaways from the session:
Insights into research that can help to explain the nuance in inclusive labeling choices.
A look into using appropriate inclusive language based on the content.
Ideas of how to determine what language and labeling should be used to support inclusivity.
About the speakers
Clair Rock (they/them) is an information architect based in Brooklyn, NY who is passionate about making complex stories inclusive and accessible. Coming from a background in filmmaking Clair has a history of finding unique ways to tell stories. With a Master’s of Science in Information Experience Design, they have been able to pull those unique storytelling and problem solving skills into the information world.
As an openly trans individual, Clair has taken a stance as an advocate for the integration of inclusive practice into all aspects of research and design. Working with a wide variety of clients over the years Clair has helped many people and organizations rethink their digital experiences, and bring to light the importance of inclusive language, inclusive design, and accessibility.