How can we make science and technology queer-inclusive by design?

Date & Time

Oct 28th at 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM

Track

Digital Inclusion 
Queering MozFest 

Location

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Many of the products or services that we are daily using are primarily designed for a heteronormative audience. Clothing options, dating applications, or research studies are few of the many examples where science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) are dominated by heteronormative assumptions and implicit biases. In this session, we will discuss how STEM can better integrate individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI) in all stages of designing and developing new services / studies. We will discuss case studies and participants' experiences with STEM output. Finally, we will assemble ideas for an open letter proposing ways to make science and technology more LGBTQI-inclusive by design.

This is a Learning Forum session and part of the Queering MozFest experience.