Inclusion, Equity and Intersectionality
INCLUSION Noun /ɪnˈkluːʒ(ə)n/
Empowering access to opportunity, addressing structural inequalities, tackling unconscious bias and developing inclusive organisations.
EQUITY ek-wi-tee, noun.
Just and fair inclusion.
An equitable society is one in which all can participate and prosper. The goals of equity must be to create conditions that allow all to reach their full potential. In short, equity creates a path from hope to change.
INTERSECTIONALITY /ɪntəsɛkʃəˈnalɪti/, noun
A theoretical approach that understands the interconnected nature of social categorisations – such as gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, language, religion, class, socioeconomic status, gender identity, ability or age – which create overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage for either an individual or group.
The way places are designed affects our ability to move, see, hear and communicate effectively.
Inclusive design is about designing places that everyone can use and aims to remove the barriers that may create undue effort and separation.
It enables everyone to participate equally, confidently and independently in everyday activities.