Discrimination in favour of able-bodied people.
The approval of a policy or system change by the public, politicians, or governments.
- Access and Affordability
The ability of a company to ensure broad access to its products and services.
In a D&I context, the “ability to access” the functionality of a system or entity and gain the related benefits.
- Acclimate / Acclimation
Adaptation to changes in the natural environment.
In a diversity and inclusion (D&I) context, a change of environment or standard practice that enables an individual with a disability to have equal opportunity, access and participation.
A process whereby members of a cultural group adopt the patterns, beliefs, languages, and behaviours of another group’s culture.
See Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
See American Descendants of Slavery
See Assigned Female/Male At Birth (AFAB/AMAB)
- Affinity Groups
A collection of individuals with similar interests or goals.
- Affirmative Action
The practice of favouring groups of people who have been discriminated against in the past.
- Affirming Honorific
A title (e.g., Mr., Ms., or Mx.) that affirms a person’s identity.
- Affirming Pronouns
Pronouns that match a person’s gender identity (e.g., he, she, they).
- African American
The term African American refers to people in the United States who have ethnic origins in Africa.
In a D&I context, a person who expresses or gives support to a marginalised, disadvantaged or socially underrepresented group of which they are not a member.
The process by which people with privilege and power work to develop empathy towards and/or advance the interests of an oppressed or marginalised outgroup.
- American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS)
A group that seeks to reclaim and restore the critical national character of the African American identity and experience in the United States.
Techniques used to give a member of a less dominant group more credit by repeating their message.
A person identifying or expressing gender outside of the gender binary.