[Nfbc-info] Can someone explain

Michael Peterson its_mike at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 16 01:10:35 UTC 2009

        Thanks Dave I like your prospective.
I don't know if you have the link to the site that brought up these 
questions but if not I can resend.
I will if I get a break in this paper look and see if I can find the 
author's concise definition.
I'll send it if I see it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Andrews" <dandrews at visi.com>
To: "NFB of California List" <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 3:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Nfbc-info] Can someone explain

>I don't know that anyone is lying!  There are many variables, and many ways 
>to define things, so lots of numbers are possible.  What are the 
>definitions for specific disabilities -- who is and who isn't.  Is it self 
>reported or from another source.
> The Department of Labor has actually started reporting too, and they place 
> the percent of disabled who are unemployed at around 13 percent -- far 
> below other figures.  It however, doesn't include people that DOL says 
> aren't looking for job.  How many, how do you define etc.
> Personally for me, the 40 per cent figure feels right -- but I could be 
> wrong.  Either way -- most m9inorities would be outraged!
> Dave
> At 04:46 AM 6/15/2009, you wrote:
>>    Hi chuck what bothers me and I haven't figured it out yet though is 
>> most of the books articles I read show the disabled have a 70% 
>> unemployment rate but the disability site I gave the link for says that 
>> figure is half or less than half. If correct this would suggest NFB and 
>> other agencies are either uninformed about people with disabilities or 
>> they are outright lying about the jobless rate of blind consumers between 
>> the ages of 18 and 65.
>>I have a web resource on the mental impairment terminology which I will 
>>check out and get back in a couple days when I have a chance to finish two 
>>school projects I'm in the least three weeks of this term and because we 
>>want to go to Sacramento this week or next that means I need to finish 
>>most or all of the school work or carry the laptop.  I don't want to do 
>>the papers on the laptop although I could do discussion forums using it.
>>Our instructor doesn't like us to even use third person language because 
>>he says it compartmentalizes people. Better to say a person who happens to 
>>be blind than "the blind"
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