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Re: "maybe even in the fact that you use words as all," (sic)

From: Cindy Sue Causey <butterflybytes@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 16:04:59 -0400
Message-ID: <dbdb69c90807171304w3bab73f9k26259542c7cd5039@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Brad Kemper" <brkemper@comcast.net>
Cc: "Bert Bos" <bert@w3.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 7/17/08, Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> I would rather have the 20% become more literate, so that I am not
> reduced to writing "I like peach" in icons on my site, instead of
> engaging in more intelligent discourse or trying to communicate more
> advanced concepts. Of course, I also don't want to discriminate
> against people that hate peaches...
>
> And what about people in comas or dead people? Aren't we
> discriminating against them by using communication that they cannot
> understand? Dead people represent a much larger portion of humanity
> than illiterate people.


To All..

Have been patient and understanding for as long as possible as this unwinds..

But.....

This thread is continuing to take a plunge in the direction that we
have, as a Community, addressed in the past at W3C.. As a disability
advocate/self-advocate who simultaneously, openly, fully does
appreciate the concept of Free Speech, I cannot help but find
statements such as the above offensive when applied consciously in
direct relation to my adored extended family of persons of all
disabilities..

As to images *not* helping with communication, it has regularly been
*only* through accompanying imagery that these Fingertips have grasped
the many wonderful concepts evolving here at the W3C.. I cannot
possibly be a statistic of One in that instance..

As to having other Priorities, that is always one's perogative.. It is
and/or should be a Free World to be able to do so.. What one will
continue to increasingly encounter under the circumstances of placing
Priorities is that others are simultaneously placing their own..

Among those Priorities for Persons of all Disabilities (PWDs) is to
become more inclusive on the Internet such as that it is a social,
cyber *Community*.. Each day that passes where PWDs are excluded from
participating inclusively in that cyber Community with *everyone
else*, they are becoming much more empowered to proudly Voice that
they wish to be included..

Too.....

Graciously, pro-actively providing multiple [formats], accompanying
images being one example, will....

1) Be a large stride towards Full Community Inclusion on behalf of and
for one's Fellow Human.....

2) Help keep the noise in one's tech inquiry-focused inbox down to a
lesser minimum.....

...as we All move forward with each, our own focused desire to ever
improve the overall functionality of the World Wide Web..

Most respectfully from North Georgia..

Cindy Sue
Self-Advocate with a Cognitive Disability.....

- :: -
Celebrating Olmstead ♥ June 22, 1999

CindySueCausey.blogspot.com
www.ButterflyBytes.com
Georgia Voices That Count, 2005
Talking Rock, GA, USA
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