The BizJournal has a story about Target being sued because blind people cannot navigate Target.com.
"That accessibility is the central theme in a lawsuit filed by the National Federation of the Blind against Target Corp. It was the first lawsuit filed in the United States on the issue. Last September, a federal judge in California agreed with the NFB's position that the Americans with DisabilitiesAct guarantees for accessibility apply to e-commerce Web sites just as they do for so-called brick-and-mortar retail businesses....The NFB, which is the nation's largest group for blind people, filed its lawsuit claiming that Target did not do enough to make its e-commerce site accessible to the blind."
In determining a Web site's accessibility for the blind:
- Adjust monitor brightness and contrast to see if text disappears.
- Check to see if the site can be navigated without a mouse.
- Check images for descriptive alternate tags.