Diverse Voices


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Method Overview

Diverse Voices is a guideline for group evaluation, designed for those writing technical documents to be more inclusive in their writing styles and to avoid writing practices that don’t account for diversity.

Framework of ethics used:

deontological

Method Intentions:

Getting Started

You will need 

Materials:  Diverse Voices: A How-To Guide for Facilitating Inclusiveness in Tech Policy

Participants: Representatives of unde-represented groups

Steps (Tech Policy Lab, 2017):

  1. Prepare the document you wish to evaluate
  2. Identify under-represented groups that are your audience
  3. Organize a group of experts that can accurately represent these under-represented groups
  4. Have these representatives examine and evaluate the document(s)
  5. Gather and synthesize feedback
  6. Provide feedback to document authors for iteration

Further Reading

Citation

Diverse Voices: A How-To Guide for Creating More Inclusive Tech Policy Documents. Tech policy lab. (n.d.). Retrieved February 4, 2022, from https://techpolicylab.uw.edu/news/diverse-voices-guide/

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