[nfbmi-talk] nfb files suit in l.a.

Terry D. Eagle terrydeagle at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 5 15:13:07 UTC 2014


Use of the state directory, google, or any other resource MIGHT be helpful,
IF a state employee name is KNOWN by the person searching.  The main problem
is the state, and especially this current administration IS NOT TRANSPARENT
with information the public should have readily available from OUR
governmental officials.

2.  IF OUR governmental officials simply followed the laws WE have put in
place, WE would NOT have to ask, plead, beg, and PAY for information the
LAWS REQUIRE, that is MANDATE, governmental officials MUST make routinely
available!

3.  IF AGENCY EMPLOYEES spent as much time simply making information
available to the public, as AGENCY EMPLOYEES spend time calculating the cost
to the PUBLIC to get INFORMATION, the AGENCY would NOT receive time
consuming requests for information.  SOLUTION:  JUST COMPLY WITH LAWS,
instead of looking for law compliance avoidance.

4.  The state has NO interest in FIRING those AGENCY EMPLOYEES who deserve
to be FIRED for cause of CORRUPTION, MISUSE OF DESIGNATED PUBLIC FUNDS,
MISMANAGEMENT, DISCRIMINATION, NEPOTISM.  After all, they must proect their
family, friends, and lovers they have hiried over more qualified applicants!
Even audits and federal government monitorings, with documented corruption,
mismanagement, waste and abuse of public funds, and failure to comply with
laws, CANNOT AND WILL NOT get the CORRUPT FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND
LOVERS FIRED!  The ONLY AGENCY EMPLOYEES EVER DISCIPLINED AND FIRED ARE
THOSE WHO HAVE INTEGRITY, ATTEMPT TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT THE CORRUPTION,
DISCRIMINATION, AND COMPLY WITH LAWS AND PUBLIC POLICY!  

This ADMINISTRATION is NOT INTERESTED IN PUBLIC OVERSIGHT THROUGH BOARD AND
COMMISSIONS MADE UP OF SMART, INQUIRING CITIZENS.  THIS ADMINISTRATION IS
SOLELY INTEREST IN UNNON-FORMED PUPPET ADVISORY COMMITTEES, BOARD, AND
COMMISSIONS!  TRANSPARENCY AND DEMOCRACY IS NOT PART OF THIS ADMINISTRATION
AND LEGISLATURE!  TRANSPARACY AND DEMOCRACY WOULD REVEAL THE CORRUPT
GOVERNMENT SYSTEM OF HIRING AND PROTECTION OF FRIENDS, FAMILY, LOVERS, AND
POLITICAL PAYOFFS IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT! 

-----Original Message-----
From: nfbmi-talk [mailto:nfbmi-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Nadia
Cioffi
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2014 5:38 PM
To: NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List
Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] nfb files suit in l.a.

There is one, second you should google, third ask kindly and maybe some will
give, four not evening I'd BSPB . Your find to have to look up the name,
there is a phone number and use the state staff directly like everyone was.
The websites are manger the MI Dep of technology and bought,however they are
limited with options given. I've spoken to someone about this, they cannot
change stuff it goes through long process. If you had job this called chain
of command and requires paperwork because if in policy it has to be followed
or people get fixed for state gov: it three write ups, hr and no job. I know
someone In government and teaching me these things now do I keep job,
polices are not same every ware. 

Next, you need to understand why plain emails are not always linked on
websites.
http://www.michigan.gov/mobi/lara/0,,7-154-61256_28313-15006--,00.html

http://www.state.mi.us/dit/directory.aspx

Sate of Michigan Staff Directory     

Do not me either of pages cannot used by screen reader, I know these work
fine! System access, NVDA, JAWS, and if those work, MAC and Window Eyes do
too.


1. Spam, the state has many email addresses. They have filtering, but
cleaning up junk mail twines time. Time means money and staff, More
effective to not spend time on something that can be prevented, 


2. Here is link the webpage;
3. If I give this, I ask the following:
A. That you understand an before blaming a department.
B. that do not send FOIA requests until you ask for looking for on list, in
private and you attempt yourself to research. 
C. Understand that everyone is human, when write, ask kindly and be aware
that are taking time to reply to you, respect it. The more time you take,
the ruder you are, the less willing they will bs help you. Understand its
employee to mange their time. Wait for reply   They have other emails
besides toys to read, understand maybe maybe away form office, in meetings
or with family. 



I agree to answer some of your questions, but I have to mange my time and if
do any of things listed above to list at my judgment, I may stop answering
you. Do not email me all day busy life, if ask to ask more direct question,
then  ask looked stuff I will answer questions when I can, but ember to
respect me as well or you can find someone else to help learn this. 


Remember It's not do much about skills, bur if do not respect others: the
will no way learn these skills, I did not learn overnight, I learned to say
thank you, I know and have background in the goal, try to keep learning
really you can all the smarts. If you do not try to learn, be grateful and
respect what have I have is information to nothing with. This is meant say I
have been shorn to, we are human; we want respect then we show to others. We
all onde wand love as ell, trust me. I want to something with the a mind,
find a nonprofit that have hart in mission, something that means something
to tryout instead of writing FOiA maybe consider educating in wring, this be
used in many ways, seems like facts. Write a research paper, informal about
topics pick or find to must meaning or join a group that forces on that
area, spend time others who know then and start to make change outside a
mainframe list. I end to also do tech related stuff, bur learning form
others then allis you get know people, build connects, apply to hope network
with it do something!    
  
   

On  Apr 4, 2014, at 3:28 PM, "joe harcz Comcast" <joeharcz at comcast.net> wrot
Shoot BSBP can't even get a staff directory out without a FOIA. They need to
be sued on multiple counts for multiple violations of our individual and
collective civil rights.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Terry D. Eagle" <terrydeagle at yahoo.com>
To: "'NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List'" <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2014 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] nfb files suit in l.a.


> This is a good step forward by the NFB.  Seems as though many employed to
> serve the blind don't care, and only respond to legal action and paying
> attorney fees.
> 
> Actually, this sounds so much like the BS4BP and the BEP, whereby vending
> cash and credit card systems are TOTALLY INACCESSIBLE to the blind, and
> require use of a sighted person to manage the cash in a vending facility,
> allegedly reserved for operation by a blind person!  Imagine a sighted
> person controlling your business cash system!  Must be the justification
by
> Rob Essenberg, now a BS4BP BADP director, and former blind vendor, for
> boosting his sighted manager's wage from $15 to $20 per hour, upon his
> departure from a BEP TOTALLY INACCESSIBLE vending facility operation.
> Ironically, that sighted manager is now once again working, as a state
> employee,  for none other than Rob Essenberg in BADP.  What does that say
> about how state employment is obtained?  The state employment hiring plot
is
> thicker than this with regard to Essenberg and BS4Bp.  What does it say
> about the skills of blindness by certain blind BS4BP employees?
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nfbmi-talk [mailto:nfbmi-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of joe
> harcz Comcast
> Sent: Friday, April 04, 2014 12:18 PM
> To: nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org
> Subject: [nfbmi-talk] nfb files suit in l.a.
> 
> National Federation of the Blind and Four Blind People File Suit Against
> RideCharge, Inc. and Three Taxicab Companies in California
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/--
> 
> The National Federation of the Blind
> 
> (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United
> States, and four blind people residing in California-Rick Boggs, Geraldine
> Croom,
> 
> Rochelle Houston, and Tina Thomas -filed suit today (case number:
> 2:14-cv-02490) in the United States District Court for the Central
District
> of California
> 
> against RideCharge, Inc. and three entities that manage taxicab fleets in
> Southern California:  Administrative Services Cooperative, Inc., LA Taxi
> Cooperative,
> 
> Inc., and South Bay Yellow Cab Cooperative, Inc.  The taxicab cooperatives
> have deployed RideCharge's self-service, touchscreen payment terminals,
> which
> 
> are inaccessible to blind taxicab riders, in taxicabs throughout Southern
> California.  The complaint alleges violations of the Americans with
> Disabilities
> 
> Act (ADA), the California Unruh Civil Rights Act, and the California
> Disabled Persons Act.
> 
> 
> 
> The self-service terminals utilize an entirely visual, touchscreen
interface
> mounted on the back of the front passenger seat that allows sighted
taxicab
> 
> riders to access information and services privately and independently.
> Among other features, sighted passengers are able to review trip and fare
> information,
> 
> privately pay fares with a credit card, and select tip amounts without
> interacting with the driver. The exclusively visual interface lacks common
> accessibility
> 
> features for blind riders.  Many other transportation service providers
have
> installed text-to-speech output and tactile controls on their self-service
> 
> terminals that allow blind riders to operate them independently.  As a
> result of RideCharge's failure to include these common alternative access
> features
> 
> on its terminals, blind riders are unable to access the information and
> services offered on these devices.
> 
> 
> 
> Dr. Marc Maurer,
> 
> President of
> 
> the National Federation of the Blind,
> 
> said: "The ability to travel safely and independently is central to the
> ability of blind people to live independent, productive lives.  Taxis are
a
> valuable
> 
> mode of transportation for blind people, particularly in places like
> Southern California where public transit is not always available.  Our
right
> to independent
> 
> travel is unjustly jeopardized when we enter a taxi that has critical
> features that cannot be independently accessed by the blind.  The laws of
> the United
> 
> States and the state of California require, and blind Americans demand,
that
> RideCharge and taxicab companies make all of their self-service terminals
> 
> accessible to blind taxi riders."
> 
> 
> 
> The National Federation of the Blind and the individual plaintiffs are
> represented in this matter by Laurence Paradis, Stuart Seaborn, Michael
> Nunez, and
> 
> Haben Girma of the Berkeley firm Disability Rights Advocates; Scott
LaBarre
> of the Denver firm LaBarre Law Offices; and Timothy Elder of the Fremont,
> California
> 
> firm
> 
> TRE Legal Practice.
> 
> 
> 
> About the National Federation of the Blind
> 
> 
> 
> The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is the oldest, largest, and
most
> influential nationwide membership organization of blind people in the
United
> 
> States.  Founded in 1940, the NFB advocates for the civil rights and
> equality of blind Americans, and develops innovative education,
technology,
> and training
> 
> programs to provide the blind and those who are losing vision with the
tools
> they need to become independent and successful.
> 
> 
> 
> Logo -
> 
> http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120815/MM57966LOGO
> 
> 
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