ODIOM attaches great importance to inclusivity and considers it important that everyone feels at home at the association. To ensure that all activities organized are inclusive and to advise the board in inclusiveness. The Structure Inclusion has been established in the association year 2021-2022. This structure advises committees and helps ODIOM remain inclusive.
ODIOM also has three confidential advisers. Two confidential advisers are members of the board, this year they are Sten van den Berg (firstname.lastname@example.org | 0623157091) and Zoë Ras (email@example.com | 0641408569). In addition, the Structure Inclusion also has a confidential advisor. This person can be reached at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does ODIOM do for inclusion?
In addition to taking mobility into account during activity, a social media ID is placed under each post. An ID is an explanation of the image on the post. If you put [ID] before the explanation of the image, phones can read it. As a result, people who are visually impaired or blind also know what is on an image. Furthermore, an English Below is described for posts that are relevant to internationals. If these are activities, they will also be posted separately on the ODIOM English website. Activities that in any case have English as the language of instruction are the activities for our Master’s students.
ODIOM also has Year Representations that monitor the quality of education. The forms used by the Year Representations can also be used in English.
Besides that, as a board we write as inclusively as possible. For example, members are no longer addressed by e-mail with: ‘dear boys and girls’, but with ‘dear all’. Below you will also find a number of tips on how you can write inclusively yourself.
Within a committee, the chairman is responsible for inclusion. As a chairman it is important to keep an eye on whether an activity is inclusive. If the committee finds this difficult to decide, they can always contact the Structure Inclusion.
Finally, we also pay a lot of attention to important days, such as Paarse Vrijdag or Coming out Day.
Tips to write inclusively:
- Instead of ‘dear ladies and gentlemen’, you can write ‘dear all’ or ‘dear all’.
- If you don’t know how to address someone, you can start with Hello + name in the salutation.
- Instead of he/she you can write them
- Instead of writing about him/her, you can also name the person’s first name
- Instead of a ‘group of boys and girls from ODIOM’ you can write ‘a group of ODIOM members’
- Within ODIOM there is also the HeerenCie. If a piece is written about this target group or an activity for this group. Then you can best describe this as ‘members who identify themselves as gentlemen’.
- Sometimes it is not necessary to describe a gender at all, so you can certainly omit this.