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Re: other expression for disabled people/ haiku, poems

From: Graham Oliver <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 22:33:11 +0100 (BST)
Message-ID: <20010823213311.54516.qmail@web10007.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Hoehnermusikfan <info@hoehnermusikfan.net>, Demonpenta2@aol.com
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I am sorry but this conversation is in my opinion,
both off topic and inappropriate.
If you would like to know why I think this please
email me off list

Graham Oliver
 --- Hoehnermusikfan <info@hoehnermusikfan.net> wrote:
> Hi John,
> 
> Thank you for your reaction.
> 
> What are you calling normals?
> 
> Did you ever see a normal human being and did you
> like this?
> 
> I can understand your opinion, but when you know
> that in the Netherlands
> nearly one million of people are declared medically
> unfit to work  and get
> social security money their whole life long  because
> they have a handicap,
> is my question Why can anybody who has
> rsi for instance, don't do other work? We have 16
> million people in this
> country and nearly one million people cannot work
> anymore?????  And many
> branches need more personal...
> 
> That is of course a social/political question. But
> makes me clear there is
> something wrong in thinking about disabled people..
> That's why I try to find
> another name. But you are right an other more clear
> name can perhaps change
> something in mind, but only action is the right way.
> Though a more specified
> name can change perhaps something in peoples mind...
>  it is only a
> begin.....  and finally  action the end?
> 
> Greetings
> Ineke
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Demonpenta2@aol.com
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 11:59 AM
> Subject: Re: other expreassion fo disabled people/
> haiku, poems
> 
> 
> In a message dated 8/23/01 2:45:59 PM Eastern
> Daylight Time,
> inekemaa@xs4all.nl writes:
> 
> 
> 
> In the Dutch newsbrief "accessibility. nl". I read
> for the "Disabled People"
> the expression "PEOLPLE WITH LIMITED FUNCTIONS". I
> think this expression is
> more appropriate in this time of emancipation.
> 
> Personally I prefer to speak about "PEOPLE WITH SOME
> LIMITED FUNCTIONS"  to
> make clear that this people are not limited  in all
> their functions . Though
> this often is thought as I have heard.  I never
> found disabled a nice word,
> but I am Dutch.
> 
> 
>       It's honest, though. And frankly...speaking as
> someone who IS
> disabled...Why NOT? I personally find the new
> emphasis on political
> correctness ("Physically challenged", "People with
> Limited Functions",
> etc.")
> pitiful.
> 
>       Frankly...This is bitter, but hey. If you
> normals want to make like
> you're so damn caring...Do it with actions. Not with
> revisionist vocabulary.
> 
> John
>  

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