Accent Bias in Britain

We have created a number of different training tools and public resources on accent bias and accent discrimination. We are also working with different organisations, including the UK Social Mobility Commission and The Sutton Trust, to deliver public outreach about accent variation and discrimination.

The initiative was launched by the Center for the Study of Language and Society in 2020, in coordination with the 50th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Switzerland. Through this initiative, we aim to foster awareness about language and sexism in Swiss society and to show the importance of language issues for equality and justice more generally.