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Class Action Certification Motion Granted In ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) California Class Action Against Target Challenging Target Website’s Limited Ability To Utilize Screen-Reading Software Used By The Blind

Molly Selvin of the Los Angeles Times reports today that a California federal district court has granted class action status to a lawsuit against Target seeking website accessibility for the blind. The class action complaint alleges that Target has failed to upgrade its website by implementing “technologically simple and not economically prohibitive” code that would allow screen-reading software to vocalize content on the Target website. In certifying the class action, the federal court reportedly noted that this is “an age when commerce is increasingly conducted on and through the Internet.” Ms. Selvin reports that defense attorneys plan to seek appellate review of the district court’s order.

Ms. Selvin’s article, entitled “Suit may spur greater Web access for blind,” may be found in the Business Section of the October 4, 2007 edition of the Los Angeles Times.