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RE: Disability statistics

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 14:32:36 -0500 (EST)
To: "Michael R. Burks" <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0112161429180.30513-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Sun, 16 Dec 2001, Michael R. Burks wrote:

> This sounds like - "We don't need any ramps or accessible rest rooms, no
> people in wheel chairs come here!"  or "We don't need any TTY's no deaf
> people ever call us!"

but you buy "rent"           is the apartment accessible?
    you buy "food"           is the food store accessible?
    you buy "heat"           does the oil company have TTD/TTY?
    you buy "clothes"        are the stores accessible?

it may not be a lot of money but it together is a lot of money.  not
saying it is only argument, but it together with other is a powerfull
argument.  of course we frequently "co-op" our considerable power by using
places that are not accessible, or say "I am only one person"


> Sincerely,
> Mike Burks
>   -----Original Message-----
>   From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Demonpenta2@aol.com
>   Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2001 11:33 AM
>   To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>   Subject: Re: Disability statistics
>   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*.
>          Vadim,
>                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.
>          John

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