National Federation of the Blind and American Council of the Blind File Discrimination Suit Against Arizona State University

It was bound to happen soon…Companies and universities implementing new technology that should enable all users to use the technology, yet has not fully addressed accessibility issues…and they are now caught in the act and are rightfully getting sued.

In a new Press Release: Lawsuit against Arizona State and complaints against Princeton, Reed, Pace, Darden School of Business and Case Western regarding Universities Amazon Kindle DX Pilot Program that discriminates against the blind.

The Kindle DX features text-to-speech technology that can read textbooks aloud to blind students. However, the menus of the device are not accessible to the blind, making it impossible for a blind user to purchase books from Amazon

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