One size doesn’t fit all. To create inclusive solutions it its vital to consider the diversity of your audience to understand who might feel excluded and why. The Diversity Canvas helps you facilitate this crucial exploration. It’s a great place to start if you are looking to take a more inclusive approach.
What is it?
The Diversity Canvas helps you consider the diversity of your audience and the factors that might make people feel excluded. It helps you identify the potentially underrepresented groups whose perspectives you’ll need to consider in order to create inclusive solutions. It suggests a number of factors to get you started, and then invites you to think about other factors that might be most relevant for your circumstance.
Why does it matter?
Acknowledging and addressing the diversity within your audience ensures that your solutions resonate with a broader range of individuals. By understanding who might feel excluded and the reasons behind it, you pave the way for more inclusive, accessible, and effective solutions that cater to the needs of a diverse and varied audience. Often underrepresented voices are not heard, so explicitly calling out the groups you will focus on will lead to a more inclusive approach.