[nabs-l] Bad News for blind and visually impaired people

T. Joseph Carter carter.tjoseph at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 13:36:44 UTC 2011


The DOJ is a federal rule making body.  This was a state court 
determining that state law (we sued not under the ADA, but under 
California’s more forceful state law) cannot apply because the 
particular federal law governing these things says state laws cannot 
be enacted which supersede it.

Joseph - kf7qzc


On Sun, Aug 07, 2011 at 09:42:48PM -0500, Joshua Lester wrote:
>If the Department of Justice ruled, that the ADA applies to Websites,
>why then doesn't it apply to this stuff, we'e discussing?
>That's crazy!
>Blessings, Joshua
>
>On 8/7/11, Chris Nusbaum <dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sadly, no.  I agree, Bridgit! Dr.  tenBroek made a great point in
>> his famous speech Within the Grace of God, when he said
>> (paraphrasing) "Our founding fathers said in the Declaration of
>> Independence that "all men are created equal." This does not
>> exclude anyone with disability, including the blind."
>>
>> Chris
>>
>> Chris Nusbaum
>>   Sales and Advertising Coordinator
>>   Arianna's Art Inc.  Paintings for the Blind and Sighted!!!
>> Check us out online at:
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>>   Like us on Facebook! Search for Arianna Lipka
>>   Visit the I C.A.N.  Foundation online at:
>> www.icanfoundation.info for
>> information on our foundation and how it helps blind and visually
>> impaired children in MD say "I can!"
>>
>>
>>
>>  Sent from my BrailleNote
>>
>>  ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Bridgit Pollpeter <bpollpeter at hotmail.com
>> To: <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>> Date sent: Sun, 7 Aug 2011 14:58:18 -0500
>> Subject: [nabs-l] Bad News for blind and visually impaired people
>>
>> This is a perfect example of how we are not all equal in America.
>> This
>> is a time honored tradition in a country that prides itself on
>> being the
>> land of the free.  The Civil Rights era is still going strong,
>> and those
>> with disabilities have now entered the race.  A judge just said,
>> "You
>> have no right to access these forms of information even though
>> those
>> with sight can."  Where are our rights?  This thinking, this kind
>> of
>> ruling makes a statement that those with sight are superior to
>> those
>> without sight.  All people are in deed not created equal in this
>> country.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Bridgit Kuenning-Pollpeter
>> Read my blog for Live Well Nebraska.com at
>> http://blogs.livewellnebraska.com/author/bpollpeter/
>>
>> Message: 11
>> Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2011 12:39:58 -0700
>> From: "T.  Joseph Carter" <carter.tjoseph at gmail.com
>> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
>> 	<nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] [Nfbmd] Fwd: [Nfbf-l] Bad news for blind
>> and
>> 	visually impairedpeople
>> Message-ID: <20110806193955.GM3077 at yumi.bluecherry.net
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed
>>
>> This was posted when the decision came out and discussed at
>> considerable length.  This is the problem when you start
>> forwarding
>> people?s forwards of forwarded forwards?the NFB was the plaintiff
>> in
>> the case, so of course we know the outcome already.
>>
>> The judge ruled California state law does not supersede the
>> federal
>> Air Carrier Access Act which claims any and all jurisdiction for
>> accessibility in and around airports.
>>
>> We?re not done with this.
>>
>> Joseph - kf7qzc
>>
>>
>>
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