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From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 07:50:26 -0700
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To: simon@cognable.com, lisa@ubaccess.com, j.chetwynd@btinternet.com, lorettaguarino@google.com
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The facts as I've experienced them over 80 years is
that the "excluded" 20% (a gross underestimate in my
opinion) are in some "lower caste" in virtually all
parts of the globe - much like certain cultures'
"untouchables".

"Untouchable" but hopefully not "unreachable."

"They" (which will include most of "us" at some time
if we live long enough!) are warehoused, experimented
on, tortured, and abused in just about every way so
allthough providing some measure of accessibility to
Webstuff (while it seems like a minor gain compared
to "gene pool purification") is of major importance.

Inclusion requires connection. 

The first step is towards "nothing about us without
us." We must connect with the target audience else we
will continue their exclusion.

And, no, I don't know where to start, but I bet Bro.
Chetwynd and Ms. Seeman have some ideas? 

Love.
Received on Friday, 15 June 2007 14:50:44 UTC

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