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INCITS Releases New Inclusive Terminology Guidelines for Standards


INCITS has released the “INCITS Inclusive Terminology Guidelines,” a document that outlines best practices for how to use inclusive terminology and incorporate the preferences of different communities and stakeholders.

The guidelines, which are freely available to all interested stakeholders, build on the INCITS Principle of Inclusive Terminology approved in 2020. The new document further defines and establishes how INCITS documents should be written and updated for clarity and inclusivity, as well as how to avoid terms that have negative connotations. The broader standards community is encouraged to reference and contribute to the guidelines going forward.

Read more, including how to access the guidelines and how to submit feedback and suggestions, in the INCITS news item.

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