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RE: The Difficulty of Talking About Accessibility for the *

From: ~dix~ <dixx@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 1998 14:47:16 -0600
Message-Id: <199810031945.MAA07777@scaup.prod.itd.earthlink.net>
To: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
On  3 Oct 98, @ 11:37, 
David Poehlman shared:

> a rose by any other name...

its a nice quote, but i disagree. words *do* matter.

are  "deaf" "deaf mute" "deaf and dumb" all the same?
what about "black" "negro" "nigger" and "african american"--all the 

or disabled? handicapped? gimp? defective? cripple?

i apologize, because i know several of these terms are offensive.but 
that's the point.

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