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RE: The Difficulty of Talking About Accessibility for the *

From: Charles (Chuck) Oppermann <chuckop@MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 1998 12:56:47 -0700
Message-ID: <D70342829C12D2119D0700805FBECA2F03EDED5A@RED-MSG-55>
To: ~dix~ <dixx@earthlink.net>, David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Can I suggest that this e-mail list stay on topic about the need for
universal access to the World Wide Web?  Thanks!

-----Original Message-----
From: ~dix~ [mailto:dixx@earthlink.net]
Sent: Saturday, October 03, 1998 1:47 PM
To: David Poehlman; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: The Difficulty of Talking About Accessibility for the *


On  3 Oct 98, @ 11:37, 
David Poehlman shared:

> a rose by any other name...

its a nice quote, but i disagree. words *do* matter.

are  "deaf" "deaf mute" "deaf and dumb" all the same?
what about "black" "negro" "nigger" and "african american"--all the 
same? 

or disabled? handicapped? gimp? defective? cripple?

i apologize, because i know several of these terms are offensive.but 
that's the point.

dixie
Received on Saturday, 3 October 1998 15:56:51 GMT

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