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Hear and Be Heard

A language tool to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, for individuals and teams.



terms and phrases that may be disrespectful, demeaning, or misleading.


“Hey, Jack, I hear your concern but what we’re doing was grandfathered in this year, so we don’t have to worry about the policy change.”



terms and phrases that demonstrate respect, empathy, and understanding.


Instead of "grandfathered in", try these options:

- "exempt from the new rule"

- "exempted from the new rule"



why the original usage may be problematic, and why the suggestion is more inclusive, clear, or accurate, with sources.


The current usage of 'grandfathering in,' as in providing exemptions to long-time customers, should be re-considered to acknowlege the history of Black voter suppression that continues in the U.S. today.

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The app detects problematic language in the following categories:

  • Mental Health

  • Global Health

  • Care

  • Disability

  • Business

  • Technology

  • Aggressive Language 

  • Sex

  • Gender

  • Race

  • Ethnicity

  • Nationality

  • Religion

  • Age

  • Appearance

  • Behavior

  • Politics

  • Geopolitics

  • Law

  • Food

  • Security

  • Socioeconomic Status

  • Science

  • Environment


Respect, empathy, and understanding begin with communication

Blind spots, biases, and misunderstandings reveal themselves in the way we write, from word choices to phrasings to grammar.


DEI.AI identifies patterns in your language to help you better understand how you communicateand miscommunicate. Rather than simply searching and replacing terms, the app offers explanations and context to help you determine the best language for your intention and the impact you want to have on your audience.


DEI.AI empowers you to learn real principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion through everyday communication.

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