Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
Over at Opera Developer Network (which is called ODIN, how cool is that?), Bruce reports that Target has settled in the class action brought by the National Federation for the Blind. In essence a good result in that:
Target shall ensure […] that blind guests using screen-reader software may acquire the same information and engage in the same transactions as are available to sighted guests with substantially equivalent ease of use.
As Bruce points out, it’s visual-impairment specific, so it’s not a win for all kinds of accessibility. Though it does mention Jim Thatcher doing yearly assessments of their accessibility as well, and as far as I can see that looks more general. Anyway, it’ll be interesting to see how this shakes things up stateside and if it has a wider impact (Target’s e-commerce is provided by some outfit called Amazon).