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February Weblog

February 20, 2006

It surprises me how long it has been since I updated my site, but then, I've been busy with work and grad school. Time flies! Occasionally, I looked around for compelling news to post to my site, but didn't find much until now.

A visually impaired college student from California and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is suing Target because is inaccessible. The case document (complaint) filed in court is available in PDF format.

It reminds me of the lawsuit filed a few years ago against the Southwest Airlines site. I even wrote an article about the lawsuit and Southwest's site. The judge in the Southwest Airlines case ultimately ruled that the ADA does not apply to the Web.

As WaSP pointed out, is powered by Amazon. This is a higher profile target than Southwest Airlines. So, it'll be interesting to see the results of this lawsuit, both the court ruling and the impact it has on other online retailer sites.