From: Jack Gates <jlgates@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> On Tuesday 28 October 2008 09:20:30 pm Rob Dixon wrote:
> > Jack Gates wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 28 October 2008 10:06:44 am Jenda Krynicky wrote:
> > >> We can't care about ALL those who read it. The best we can do
> > >> is to care about MOST. I know it's inconvenient if you are not
> > >> part of the majority, but there is little we can do.
> > >
> > > That is a cold, callous, self serving statement. One can at
> > > least try to help those with physical challenges. How would you
> > > like it if you found yourself in Octavian's situation and some
> > > one said that to you?
> Rob, My comments were not directed to you.
> My comment was directed at Jenda because Jenda's comments came
> across as flat not giving a da?? about people with phyiscal
> challenges and that is what I was attacking.
I know you are supposed to bend backwards for an ocassional physicaly
challenged, but I'd rather bend backwards for most than for one in a
thousand. While, if possible, making things usable to as many of the
challenged as I reasonably can. But I refuse to make things
convenient for the few if it means making them inconvenient for most.
We might print all books in braile so that the blind (that's probably
a forbidden word in the current newspeak) can read them, right?
Oh, wait, the rest of the people could not.
Each and every one of us has some challenges, physical or not, that
he/she has to put up with. I ain't gonna speak about mine.
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