Websites Sued for Allegedly Leaving the Blind Behind

Quinn Klinefelter/WDET

A myriad of business websites, government websites, college websites and even some promoting entertainers are facing criticism over how accessible they are to people with vision problems.

Many website operators have been sued by people who are blind.

They allege the visual cues used by some online outlets violate a blind person’s rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA.)

Some online companies counter that the suits are just a grab for a big financial settlement.

Royal Oak attorney Michael Pitt tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter that it’s a case of applying the ADA to the digital age.

 

Click on the audio link above to hear the full interview

Image credit: Quinn Klinefelter/WDET

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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