Inclusive Language Checker for Open-Source Contributors

Project Description

The primary goal of this project is to standardize accessible and inclusive documentation guidelines across different WordPress teams on
The project aims to consolidate existing internal guidelines into a unified handbook. This will encourage adherence to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) principles in documentation and posts on make/WordPress sites.

Target Audience

We’re looking for individuals who are experienced with writing inclusive documentation, as well as those interested in developing cross-platform tools.
The intention of this project is to enhance documentation accessibility, promote inclusivity, streamline compliance checks, and foster a more inclusive WordPress community.

Hackathon Goals

The project will explore the possibility of integrating an automated checker tool on blogs. This tool will assist contributors in adhering to the new guidelines.

The checker tool could be a WordPress plugin compatible with the WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg). It could also be incorporated into other tools, such as the WordPress Coding Standard Sniffer (WPPHPCS) or even a browser extension.

Another approach is to create content templates for common tasks a WordPress contributor might undertake. These could be provided as text snippets for use in tools like TextExpander, GitHub issue templates, or block editor patterns.

Expected Outcomes:

  1. Enhanced accessibility and inclusivity of documentation across all WordPress make teams.
  2. Increased awareness and understanding of DEIB principles among contributors.
  3. Streamlined process for ensuring compliance with accessibility and inclusive language guidelines.

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