IEEE P3400 - Inclusive Language Working Group

Project Title: Draft Standard for Use of Inclusive Language in Technical Terminology and Communications


This standard provides requirements for technical terminology and communications using the English language that are inclusive and inoffensive. These requirements apply to technical information in standards, policies, plans, procedures, reports, specifications; machine-readable languages, and text presented electronically.

The standard includes recommendations on how to replace such deprecated technical terminology and provides examples of alternatives.

Working Group Officers

Robby Robson,

Vice Chair
Annette Reilly,

Kerry Blinco, 


Clint Chaplin,

Program Manager
Jodi Haasz,

Working Group Meetings