Target.com sued because blind people can't read their webpages 15 replies

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#1 12 years ago

no really.. this is the second time it's happened to them too. http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4840

It was reported early last year that a student who is a member of the California Association of Blind Students sued Target.com because the company did not use software that interprets text on the screen for blind users. This time around, the National Federation for the Blind, an organization designed to represent blind people in the US, is suing Target. A federal judge recently ruled that web sites must cater to disabled users.

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#2 12 years ago

That's so stupid... suing a website for not making the blind see is pointless and money-grabbing. And can't blind people get devices that read out text opn a screen anyway?




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#3 12 years ago

Since the website has no-way to know if he's blind or not how's it meant to interpret the text for him anyway?




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#4 12 years ago

The point of the matter is that a Federal judge ordered that websites must cater to disabled users. If you read the article attached in the quote, it talks about screen reading software that the website must accommodate. Target sites have not. Not to mention a US District Court judge determined the American's with Disabilities Act must be abided by as well. . .

In denying Target’s motion to dismiss the suit two months ago, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of United States District Court in San Francisco held that the law’s accessibility requirements applied to all services offered by a place of public accommodation. Since Target’s physical stores are places of public accommodation, the ruling said, its online store must also be accessible or the company must offer equally effective alternatives.

Because it has been ruled by the courts and a dismissal was not issued, Target is stupid for not adhering to the orders. Basically they get what they deserve now. :lol: If they were wise, they would have complied and continued to fight it in court if they feel it was an unreasonable or unlawful ruling.




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#5 12 years ago

Seriously, is this kind of sueing common in the US? Like that women who sued McDonalds after burining herself on their coffe.




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#6 12 years ago

They should have put brail on the screen :rolleyes:




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#7 12 years ago

Unfortunately yes. People here sue for their own stupidity all the time. It seems no one wants to be held accountable anymore. It's always someone else's fault. :uhoh: This issue however comes down to a court order not followed. Target is the one who's stupid in this case. lol :moon:




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#8 12 years ago

I think I'll visit the US and sue Burger King for not speaking German if they win.

I find it amazing that those judges take this seriously, here they'd laugh at you for a while or get angry for wasting precious tax-money.




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#9 12 years ago

MrFancypants;3348454I think I'll visit the US and sue Burger King for not speaking German if they win.

I find it amazing that those judges take this seriously, here they'd laugh at you for a while or get angry for wasting precious tax-money.

You don't have to go that far to win a ridiculous lawsuit. Unbeknownst to most, the most civil trials per capita of any country actually happen right here in Austria, usually over similarly petty things.




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#10 12 years ago
Karst;3348481You don't have to go that far to win a ridiculous lawsuit. Unbeknownst to most, the most civil trials per capita of any country actually happen right here in Austria, usually over similarly petty things.

But they don't get millions as compensation for boiling their Hamster in the microwave, do they? ;)




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