[thelist] RE: US census count of "disabled"

John Handelaar genghis at members.evolt.org
Sat Jun 9 10:18:57 CDT 2001

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> [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Nick Koleszar
> Sent: 09 June 2001 16:03
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> Subject: [thelist] RE: US census count of "disabled"
> A fifth is rather a high figure, especially as, in America, the definition
> is probably rather distorted, compared to normal societies.

Chill out, Nick.  The UK's OPCS has a similar number, and
for what it's worth, they're counting people with impaired
mobility, brain function or sensory acuity.  That's impaired,
rather than absent - consider for example that almost no
'blind' people have no sight at all.


[Who's quite badly arthritic, btw]

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