[Athen] "walk-in" terminology

Michael O'Brien obriemic at hvcc.edu
Wed Jan 23 13:33:37 PST 2008

I wouldn't think this would be any different than saying to a blind
person "did you see this?" many blind people, myself included, use the term
see all the time, as we use the term watch when referring to television.



From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Howard Kramer
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 4:07 PM
To: 'Access Technologists in Higher Education Network'
Subject: [Athen] "walk-in" terminology

Here's another question for the oracle known as ATHEN. I was asked by
another department on campus if the term "walk-in" which refers to an
individual requesting services in-person at the library without an
appointment, is offensive.

Is this considered poor terminology because of the reference to the physical
act of walking? I would think this is okay but thought I'd get the opinion
of others.



Howard Kramer
Assistive Technology Lab Coordinator
AT Conference Coordinator
Disability Services
CU-Boulder, 107 UCB
Boulder, Co 80309

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