Welcome! This overview briefly describes and defines the Toolkit structure, formats, categories, and tags.


Orientations are practical guidelines for how to implement this toolkit in your workplace or classroom. They can prompt ideas about how to use toolkit materials and apply specific activities and resources in your situation.

Orientations have been written and revised by members of the Core Design Group and the Design for Diversity Grant Team.


The Toolkit is a combination of case studies and study paths created specifically for this Toolkit plus an annotated collection of scholarship and ongoing work in this area. Case studies and study paths were created specifically for this Toolkit, and we are very grateful to our authors.

These materials have been organized using two sets of categories: formats and topics.

  • Topics (eight cross-cutting themes iteratively developed with the D4D community)
  • Formats (different types and genre of material)

As the project continues to develop, we will be incorporating a “Community of Focus” category, which will make explicit the roles of race, gender, sexuality, ability status, ethnicity, religion, language, and other identifying traits in these materials.