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Roger, we don't need to speculate on the methodology. The documents I've 
read at the U.S. DOL, etc., discuss their methodology at length.


On Wed, 2 Jan 2002, Lui Greco wrote:

> 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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