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Accessible and inclusive language

Inclusive language uses expressions that are easily understood and treat all people with respect. The grounds of diversity are vast and wide-ranging, including but not limited to culture, circumstance, race, aboriginality, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, and place of origin.

Avoid expressions that contain biases, slang, or prejudice, or that otherwise favor or discriminate against specific groups of people. For example, donโ€™t assume that your audience is white, has a binary gender, or is nondisabled.

To make your content easy to understand and localize to a global audience, avoid metaphors and figurative language. If you canโ€™t think of an alternate term, then find another way to write what you want to say.


The language recommendations in this guide are not an exhaustive list. Language is constantly evolving. If you're unsure about a term or have other suggestions to add to this section, please contact the Content Quality team in the #unity-style-guide Slack channel.