Bias-free communication

Microsoft supports, by policy and practice, the elimination of bias in both written and visual communication. Documentation and art should depict diverse individuals from all walks of life participating fully in various activities. Specifically, do not use terms that may show bias with regard to gender, race, culture, ability, age, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic class.

Use the following sections to evaluate your work and eliminate bias and stereotypes from it.

Do not use racial, cultural, sexual, and other stereotypes

Use gender-neutral or all-inclusive terms to refer to human beings, instead of terms using man and similar masculine terms.

Use these terms

Instead of

Chair, moderator


Humanity, people, humankind

Man, ...

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