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Guidance for NIST Staff on Using Inclusive Language in Documentary Standards

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Author(s)

Kathryn Miller, David Alderman, Lisa Carnahan, Lidong Chen, James Foti, Barbara Goldstein, Michael Hogan, Jennifer Marshall, Karen Reczek, Nathalie Rioux, Mary Theofanos, David Wollman

Abstract

This document provides guidance to NIST staff regarding the use of inclusive language in documentary standards and documents which support the realization and dissemination of physical standards; Standards Developing Organizations' (SDOs) policies and procedures; and standards development participation. The document is intended to be used as guidance by NIST standards participants seeking to be impactful in addressing these issues.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8366
Report Number
8366

Keywords

bias-free language, documentary standards, inclusive language, standards committee participation, standards developing organizations, voluntary consensus standards

Citation

Miller, K. , Alderman, D. , Carnahan, L. , Chen, L. , Foti, J. , Goldstein, B. , Hogan, M. , Marshall, J. , Reczek, K. , Rioux, N. , Theofanos, M. and Wollman, D. (2021), Guidance for NIST Staff on Using Inclusive Language in Documentary Standards, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.8366, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=932260 (Accessed September 22, 2021)
Created April 29, 2021