provided an excellent show on the non-compliance of section 508
within the federal government. Mr. Paciello was on target with all
of his comments.
for being courageous.
and your team were solid today on 508. You know your stuff. I know
federal employees afraid to talk publicly about their reasons for
not filing lawsuits against their agency for non-compliance.
do more shows
and your friends were outstanding on the show. I am so glad you
have the courage to tell it like it is. This administration pays
less than lip service when it comes to assisting people with disabilities.
would like to see more shows done regularly on disability issues.
I praise Mr. Gardy for his captioning.
webcast on the status of section 508 was marvelous. You and your
fellow panelists took the issues head on, and you scored big points
with me and other members of the disability community who have believed
Section 508 is a business bill.
for captioning the program. A dozen of my deaf friends and I watched
it. You continue to be provocative and honest.
a federal employee with a disability I can tell you that my agency
is not implementing section 508 at all and attempts to persuade
managers to comply result in lectures as being irresponsible and
sometimes unpatriotic during a time of federal fiscal crisis.
has no interest in implementing 508, and I believe it is not in
this administration's priorities to make 508 work.
a vendor of Assistive Technology products selling to the federal
government, I have been disappointed in the government's lack of
response to 508. As with many vendors, I thought once section 508
became law, we would increase our sales. That has not happened.
Section 508 does not even register in many federal agencies.
am so glad that your group and Mr. Lambert brought out the serious
deficiencies in the federal government's non-compliance with 508.
again you showed your liberal bias and your narrow mindedness regarding
the Bush Administration's dealings with disabled people. I want
to point out to you that President Bush initiated his New Freedom
Initiatives Act, he issued an executive order on Holmstead, his
budget for special education increased money, and his administration
has done a good job on implementing section 508.
and your liberal bias friends ought to be ashamed of yourself for
impruning the president's reputation. He is a greater American than
all of you combined.
enjoyed your show on 508 yesterday and contacted ADAPT-CAL@yahoogroups.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com to tell them
for airing the show. The enforcement of section 508 has international
applications and its spiraling effects can provide tens millions
of unemployed people with disabilities jobs provided they get access
to the assistive technology they need.
I agree with the assessments of you and your colleagues on the status
of section 508 in the federal government, to be fair someone from
the president's administration should have appeared on the show
to present the administration's position on whether it is or is
not implementing section 508. I am certain the Bush administration
has a contrary point of view and it should be heard for balance.
would love to see more specifics given on any followup shows that
you do. For example, can you be more specific on what agencies need
to do to implement section 508 and what websites are not accessible.
I believe you are 100% correct. It will take a major lawsuit by
a federal employee to persuade the federal government to comply
with section 508. People with disabilities who are not working for
the federal government should be filing suits, too.
future shows you do on disability issues should be syndicated. Your
webcast on section 508 was wonderful. Everyone knew what they were
have three criticisms of the show, and they are:
It was void of diversity. All of the presenters were white males.
What happened to women? They constituted more than half of the country's
What happened to Blacks? Hispanics? Asians? Native Americans?
The acoustics need to be improved. It was difficult to hear Richard
Lambert, and he made some great business points.
think you and Dave Gardy and Michael Paciello and Mr. Lambert deserve
a medal for doing the show. It was well done and very informative.
I throught the points all the panelists made that section 508 is
a business boost is correct. I am baffled on why the Bush Administration
does not see 508 this way.
watched your show on section 508 and applaud it for its contents
and scope. There is no mystery behind why the Bush administration
does not care about disability issues and the implementation of
section 508. Disabled people are not big contributors to the Republican
party. No disabled person to my knowledge is a member of Bush's
inner circle. We simply do not exist in the eyes of President Bush
and his staff. We are the usurpers of federal funds in their minds.
Unless you are rich and can buy influence this president and his
administrative cronies will not listen to our needs.
for airing such a brave show.
think disabled people ought to rally around disability issues and
vote President Bush and his cronies out of office.
high points with me on your 508 webcast. All of the participants
knew what they were saying. It's too bad the Administration is not
working to make 508 work.
of luck to you in the future.
webcast on section 508 and its premise that the Bush Administration
is not implementing it is inncorrect. I know the Administration
is working hard to enforce section 508 throughout every agency in
the federal government.
owe an apology to the Administration. You are a mindless liberal.
people like you with your type of speech problem should not be on
the air. I do not need to waste my time listening to a stutterer.
Stick to your writing and let people who can talk talk.
federal government does not need another czar. We can not win the
war on drugs with one, what makes you and your colleagues believe
we can do better with a 508 czar.
make 508 work the federal government must put more money into training
than the czarist comment, I think the show itself was outstanding.
I was a federal employee with a disability, I would be personally
concerned about criticizing the federal government and losing my
job during this era of super patriotism. It will take a courageous
federal employee with a disability to file suit against his agency
for not complying with section 508. I think for effect the lawsuit
needs to be filed by multiple disabled federal employees much like
a class action suit, and any suits have to be done simultaneously.
wholeheartedly support your contention that the federal government
must put greater emphasis on enforcing section 508 so it can have
a spiralling effect in the states.
As a manager working on disability and assistive technology areas
in a Northeastern state government I can tell you we are looking
to the feds for leadership in 508 implementation. In talking to
my counterparts in many states, we do not see 508 leadership from
the federal agencies. This is a tragic state of events because of
the high unemployment rate among people with disabilities nationwide.
I caught your recent
show on the web on section 508. It was excellent. The points everyone
made were valid. At the engery department, section 508 implementation
is seldom discussed. I am so glad to see the topic being discussed
with the frankness of your group.
Your team of 508 panelists know what they are talking about. Section
508 is not being implemented government wide. Congress should investigate
why it is not.
done are the best descriptive words I can give you on your show
on the status of section 508. You gave this admiistration hell.
My handicapped daughter works for the federal government, and she
says none of the managers at the EPA show the slightest interest
in implementing section 508.
My daughter and many
of her handicapped friends and I watched your show and took great
delight in what everyone had to say. Do it again!