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 professional who is passionate about making complex stories accessible and inclusive. Clair has been working as an information architect and built their knowledge from their background in filmmaking and a Master’s of Science in Information Experience Design. As an openly trans individual, Clair has taken a stance to advocate for the integration of inclusive practices into all aspects of research and design.