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The importance of creating inclusive policy cannot be overstated. In response to this challenge, the UW Tech Policy Lab (TPL) developed the Diverse Voices method in 2015. The method uses short, targeted conversations about emerging technology with “experiential experts” from under-represented groups to provide feedback on draft tech policy documents. This process works to increase the likelihood that the language in the finalized tech policy document addresses the perspectives and circumstances of broader groups of people— ideally averting injustice and exclusion.
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Lassana Magassa, Meg Young & Batya Friedman,
Diverse Voices: A How-To Guide for Facilitating Inclusiveness in Tech Policy,
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/techlab/18