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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Can blind people read your website?

Word is out that Target Corp. has agreed to pay $6 million in damages and make its website fully accessible to blind customers as part of a class action settlement. Blind people can use specialized keyboards and software to translate websites into speech or Braille, but the technology can't do its thing if a site is improperly coded, which the lawsuit said was the case with Target.com. Some background on the issue is here.

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Whichever lawyer lost this case is an idiot. The liability is on the developer and project managers.

Now for the slippery slope, when will some prick sue because blind people can't watch silent movies?

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