Target Sued For Website Not Being Visually Accessible to Blind

Some of you may have not even thought about it, but the internet is used by many blind folks each day. Special software that has been developed is able to verbalize what most of us are able to see on the screen. Target's site however, isn't able to work properly with the software, and as MSNBC reports, now finds itself the target of a lawsuit filed by the NFB.

"Last month a federal judge in California allowed the NFB's case to proceed, rejecting Target's argument that its Web site wasn't subject to the Americans With Disabilities Act, a 1990 law that requires retailers and other public places to make accommodations for people with disabilities. Target argued that the law only covered physical spaces. The case, which is entering a pretrial phase called discovery in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, could set an important precedent for applying federal accessibility law to the Internet."
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