<<March 10, 2000>>

Ms. Sue Treiman <streiman@adaptz.com>

Edward Dodds <dodds@home.com>

Dear Sue:

(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

(2) Yes, I remember you.

At that time, I promised you to introduce Ed Dodds, since his wife is
doing similar work as yours (ATTACHMENT II).

Pls feel free to communicate with him/her.

Incidentally, I am visiting Nashville, TN from the evening of
3/14th to 15th (hopefully meeting with Ed, too), so that I cannot
attend the Columbia seminar on evening of 3/14th of the next week.

(3) Pls feel free to call me at any time, since your inquiry is rather broad.

Dear Ed:

(4) You may read following articles in BUSINESS WEEK, March 20, 2000, Pages 64 to 74;

(a) The New Workforce: A tight labor market gives the disabled the
chance to make permanent inroads,

(b) Enabling Technologies,

(c) Artificial Eyes, Turbine Hearts: Mechanical body parts could
someday make disabilities irrelevant in the workplace,

(d) A kind act indeed.

These are in the section of "The Disabled: Enlisting a new workforce."

(5) Hope to see you on 3/14th.

David Johnson said that we will arrive in Nashville around 2 pm to
meet you at Bicentennial Mall and will stay at Baymount Inn,
Dickson, TN (615-740-1000).

Best, Tak

From: "Susan Treiman" <streiman@halftheplanet.com>
To: <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 14:50:18 -0500


I believe we met at a Tuesday night seminar at the Faculty Center of
Columbia University. I'm the former ABC.com executive producer who now
serves as the vice-president of content for a web portal aimed at people
with disabilities.

We're about to launch a special area on education. Basically, we're hoping
to provide information and opportunities for distance learning to this huge
and historically underserved population.

Would you have any thoughts, suggestions, ideas about that?

Many thanks for your consideration!

Susan K. Treiman
vice-president of content
Empire State Building
350 Fifth AVenue, room 6812
NYC 10118
212-643-0650 Ext. 231

From: "Ed Dodds" <dodds@home.com>
To: <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Subject: Inquiry
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 11:57:09 -0600


Do you know of any organizations which have been successful advocating
for telework on behalf of persons with disabilities. My wife is ex dir
of United Cerebral Palsy here in Nashville and I'm trying to start an
initiative to encourage Tennessee employers to consider this as a viable
source of employees.

Ed Dodds
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Ms. Sue Treiman
Vice President of Content
Empire State Building
350 Fifth AVenue, room 6812
NYC 10118
212-643-0650 X231

Edward Dodds
Association for the Development of Religious Information Systems (ADRIS)
PO Box 210735
Nashville TN 37221-0735
Fax: 508-632-0370

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