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Re: Disability statistics

From: <Demonpenta2@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 11:32:54 EST
Message-ID: <8e.1fe7b8b5.294e26b6@aol.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
In a message dated 12/16/01 8:33:24 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru writes:

> I also have concern that Deaf or Blind people just can't pay same money as 
> Normal (people who can hear and see) people. Usually those people have no 
> money to spend at all - as they live on governmental pension, which is 
> quite 
> small.
> So, it's some kind of people which you unlikely will have as customers.
> Why someone should spend money to please those people? There is no 
> commercial 
> reason for that. Only *moral*.


             You bring up some very good points, thast I think may 
unfortunately be only SLIGHTLY unique to Eastern Europe/Russia.

             One of the things we seem to forget here is a characteristic of 
the market, one that DEFINES it in business: The disabled are usually 
incredibly poor. In the US, saying that most people with disabilities (under 
65) survive basically because of SSI (For the jobs most people with 
disabilities can get, the salary scale is not exactly high, assuming they can 
get a job, ADA be damned.) with minimal income beyond that.

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