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From: Don Mauck
Date: Jun 27, 2012 12:25PM


Yes.
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From: Bim Egan [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 11:57 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] NAD v. Netflix: "This is a bad ruling. Reallyterrible."

Most of the hurtful comments seem to be down to selfish ignorance, though I didn't have the patience to read them all. Does anyone know if it's been pointed out that disabled people aren't responsible for their condition and that it could happen to anyone at any time? Statistically one in six of those people making light of the needs of disabled people could at some point in their lives experience those needs for themselves.

Bim



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From: "Ryan Hemphill" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] NAD v. Netflix: "This is a bad ruling.
Reallyterrible."


>I didn't know people would talk that way in public.
>
> I guess the only thing about this that is a 'good thing' is that it points
> out something that needs to change, like racism. Extreme behavior like
> this is something most people would object to, and for that reason alone I
> will probably be bringing your experience up in conversation going
> forward.
>
>
> - Ryan
>
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> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 12:43 PM, Susan Grossman
> < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 8:28 AM, Ryan Hemphill <
>> <EMAIL REMOVED>
>> > wrote:
>>
>> > I read that post. That is disgusting. The fact that the title is what
>> it
>> > is shows an incredibly callous attitude. It's a weird situation. If
>> that
>> > guy saw a blind man who needed help to cross the street, he'd help -
>> > but
>> > when he thinks about "Blind People" in the abstract, helping them is
>> > seen
>> > as nothing but an unfair burden. The move from singular to plural
>> > seems
>> to
>> > create a mental gap in empathy.
>> >
>> > There are such strange people in this world.
>> >
>> >
>> > - Ryan
>> >
>>
>> Am getting some of these kinds of words and push back from some clients
>> now
>> too. They call it big government and Welfare for cripples - yeah you
>> read
>> that correctly, and in a corporate meeting. Luckily the PM jumped in and
>> stopped that line of talk by simply saying it's a requirement, just like
>> the Flash they wanted - both in the original RFP.
>>
>> This seems to be a side effect of a big symptom - not helping others,
>> even
>> to cross the street, and is very disturbing.
>>
>> I don't get how so many people bought into this ugliness in the comments,
>> and bolstered each other into saying very very nasty things, as if it was
>> all OK.
>>
>> --
>> *Susan R. Grossman*
>> <EMAIL REMOVED>
>> >> >> >>
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