Human Factors in Engineering

VH18 Develop an Inclusive Mindset


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory

Lisa Bock

Author. Speaker.

When developing, have you ever thought about the potential global and diverse audience that we can reach? Today 65% of the world is engaging on the internet. As a result, it’s possible that you are reaching a far greater audience than ever before. That is why it's especially important that we strive to write for a global audience, with inclusiveness and diversity in mind, in either our front-facing scripts or in documentation. Key concepts include using gender-neutral references, avoiding prejudice and inference, replacing outdated terms and dialogs, promote non-violent references while keeping a conversational tone in your writing.

You will learn:

  • Discover ways to write with inclusiveness and diversity in mind.
  • How to phrase appropriately to avoid bias and harm
  • Avoid language that can negatively affect people with disabilities