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RE: Language -- am I being too vigillant?

From: Terry Brainerd Chadwick <tbchad@tbchad.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 12:15:53 -0800
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To: "WAI-ig" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
RE using term handicapped:

An "older" gentlemen complained to me recently that he and his friends 
couldn't find the information they were looking for about assistive devices 
-- he didn't use that term -- because they all search for the term 
"handicapped" and couldn't find any information under that term.  I talked 
about being politically correct, etc.  He said, that's fine, but we -- 
writers, indexers, developers -- need to understand that many of the people 
who need that information are older, and either don't know or don't care 
about the newer terms that are used.

Just something to keep in mind.

Terry Brainerd Chadwick, InfoQuest! Information Services
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