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Discussion on: Refactoring condescending language with alexjs

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Matthew Alicea • Edited on

This is very cool!! It would be neat to see Alex in a format accessible to folks outside of the dev community. (My first thought was something similar to the Grammarly browser extension.)

I think something that acts as a linter for everyday use in things like emails, Slack, etc. would help that kind of accessible and inclusive language become more common by helping us recognize it and learning alternatives (maybe even having explanations of why would be cool too).

P.S. I believe Grammarly has some features around tone and inclusive language, but they're behind their Premium paywall :)

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Suzanne Aitchison Author

Just noticed there's a browser extension based on alexjs which could definitely be helpful - github.com/skn0tt/alex-browser-ext...

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Suzanne Aitchison Author

Oh I would love to see that too! It could really help workplace comms in particular be more inclusive and welcoming ♥️