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Re: Footnote Call Was: New Java-based software speech synthesizer available



I took an accounting course in University which I failed twice before
getting a D on my 3rd try.  The lesson that stays with me even today is what
one of my professors said.

Statistics:
figures don't lie but ....

When people make calms like the average income for people with disabilities
is one third of that of every one else, ask this:  Are you comparing apples
to apples?  If all of society includes everyone and the disabled population
also includes every one of course your numbers will be skued.  Now on the
other hand, compare like samples.  All people with grade 12, all people with
some post secondary and so on.

I have 2 pieces of paper which entitle me to put letters after my name.  I
assure you that the people working along side me make the same money.

Sorry about ranting.
----- Original Message -----
From: Roger <roger@cclawyer.com>
To: <emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: Footnote Call Was: New Java-based software speech synthesizer
available


>
>
> greg> I am asking you to either back up your claim with reputable studies
or
> to refrain from stating it here.
>
>
> Please, allow me to...
>     *"The average income for individuals with disabilities is one-third of
> the national average"
>
> http://www.triangle-inc.org/stat.htm
>
>  That's in America. As jonathan pointed out, outside of America, it is
much
> more difficult. Employability versus Income is the issue that I see here.
>
>
>
>
> > You keep making this claim.  Do you have any evidence or documentation
> > to back up this view?  As someone with a severe learning disability
> > who has (with the exception of one brief period in the early 90's) been
> > employed since I was a teenager, I find your regular restatement on
> > this list that people with even mild learning difficulties are
> > unemployable to be grossly inaccurate and offensive.
> >
> > I am asking you to either back up your claim with reputable studies or
> > to refrain from stating it here.
>
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