TO CAPT. Koniezko, D.
CC 38th Fleet Command
FROM CAPT. Nimitz, A. H.
SUBJ Irreo study
Captain, We've had a very enlightening visit to Echomet.
First off, we quickly discovered in our talks with the Irreo that they are in no way being treated as Second Class Citizens, and the creation of the Irreo districts were done on their choosing. They simply feel more comfortable with other Irreo, that is not the case for all Irreo as some choose to live among other Echometa. When asked about how they'd feel about a technology to help around their disability, they seem reluctant to want to try it, preferring to wait for an actual cure, even then, they seem very happy with what they have now.
I personally spoke to the Mayor of the town where the landing site is. When asked about the laws regarding the Irreo being unable to lead, he had no judgment in his voice as he explained that in their views, it was the same situation as having a blind shuttle pilot. However, he did say that if there was a technology or a cure for the Irreo disability, he was fairly optimistic that the laws would be revisited to allow the Irreo equal rights on that front, but it'd take time.
In conclusion, I believe that if we were to find a cure, or even a technology to work around the Irreo disability, the impact to the Echometa society will be very low, in a fact, I would even go as far to say that the Echometa would be very happy to not have to deal with Irreo Sign Language.
Alistair H. Nimitz
C.O. | U.S.S. Rutledge (NCC-65428)