Re: Fw: Python help needed immediately -- simple Electronic Ballot Printer

From: Asheesh Laroia <asheesh_at_asheesh_dot_org>
Date: Wed Jan 09 2008 - 14:13:48 CST

On Wed, 9 Jan 2008, Barbara Simons wrote:

> Hi, all. I realize that Alan has the best of intentions regarding
> people with disabilities.
>
> However, I feel the need to point out that classifying people as either
> "disabled" or "normal" will alienate members of the disability rights
> community - who have been fighting for years to avoid being
> characterized as "abnormal" - and will make it easier for
> anti-technology forces to falsely characterize technologists as being
> indifferent or worse to issues of concern to people with disabilities.

Hi Barbara,

I'm new to this list. I'm not new to discussing e-voting and promoting
sanity in this area.

Would it be better to say "The voting system accommodates people with all
levels of hearing and seeing" rather than "The voting system accommodates
people of normal and abnormal hearing and seeing"?

Maybe you can propose precise phrasing that helps us say what we
mean in a way that is respectful, or alternately help change our (my)
understanding so that we are respectful by default.

Thanks!

-- Asheesh.

-- 
While you're chewing, think of STEVEN SPIELBERG'S bank account ...  his
will have the same effect as two "STARCH BLOCKERS"!
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