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RE: Breaking it Down: Types of Cognitive Disabilities

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@operamail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 17:03:12 -0400
To: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <jay@peepo.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <390857FB@operamail.com>
>===== Original Message From "Jonathan Chetwynd" <jay@peepo.com> =====
>Charles a good list of CD
>but how does this help address their neeeds?

>Reductionist arguments are not very helpful with CD.
>Each individual has their own needs, I really think that it is the wrong
>approach to start from what is achievable, or technologically so.

I agree with this.

>CD requires an overall generalisation, and we can perhaps apologise for how
>little has been achieved.

This "apologize" attitude, though, is bullsh*t.  For god's sake,
man, quit insulting those of us who are trying to work with you
on a solution, and stop harping on the idea that there's an
intentional attempt to disenfranchise people.

The -only- disenfranchisement that I've seen on this issue have
been the number of people who your attitude has turned off, and are
thus unwilling to work with you on this, and are waiting for a
better spokesman for the needs of CD users to come along.  I'm not
in that category myself (yet?), but little tricks such as suggesting
an "apology" should be made contribute very little to solving
this problem.

Kynn Bartlett <kynn@operamail.com>
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Received on Wednesday, 5 April 2000 17:05:20 UTC

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