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AES Standards Committee to Address Culturally Insensitive Terms in Standards

AES Standards Committee to Address Culturally Insensitive Terms in Standards

Throughout its work over the past 70-plus years, the AES Standards Committee has sought to unify and educate the audio engineering community and related industries in achieving the highest levels of art and science, possible. In its continued efforts, and with a keen eye on the growing diversity and inclusion efforts within the Audio Engineering Society, the AES Standards Committee has begun a project to update terminology in AES Standards, and throughout the industry, where that terminology may be culturally insensitive.

Use of the terms "master" and "slave" are specifically being examined, but others may be as well. This is a general issue for all products, systems, architectures, and standards that have used those terms heretofore. Please visit the AES Standards News Blog for further information on the topic. Comments can be submitted to standards@aes.org.

The AES recognizes the great work of audio innovators, developers and practitioners everywhere, inclusive of all backgrounds and interests and hopes that you will join us in achieving the highest possible standards for everyone involved.


Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2020

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