Skip to comments.DOJ Targeted Public Library for Lending E-Books 'Inaccessible' to the Blind
Posted on 08/31/2012 12:48:08 PM PDT by Nachum
The U.S. Justice Department says it has reached a settlement with the Sacramento (California) Public Library over a trial program the library was conducting that let patrons borrow Barnes and Noble NOOK e-book readers. DOJ and the National Federation of the Blind objected to the program on grounds that blind people could not use the NOOK e-readers for technological reasons. The Justice Department said the settlement is aimed at stopping discrimination: Emerging technologies like e-readers are changing the way we interact with the world around us and we need to ensure that people with disabilities are not
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We must punish the majority, because of a inability of the minority to use things. Let’s sue the DOT for making roadsk bridges, ferries and traffic lights, that those in a coma cannot use.
Wow. This isn’t satire.
"My Executive Order today will allow the DOJ
to burn all of America's libraries
to the ground. Today, libraries. Tomorrow. the Internet."
I don’t recall ever seeing any library with half its shelf space filled with Braille books.
Pull the readers out of circulation, then.
Cripes! Next they’ll take cars away from us because blind people can’t drive.
The comments on the site are funny and spot-on.
For example, how dare the DMV issue driver’s licenses to seeing individuals when the blind can’t drive?
I see a new gubmint program:
issue library glasses to everyone that makes their vision blurry so they all see like people with cataracts or advanced macular degeneration.
make it law via “disparate impact”. pat yourself on the back for making the world more “fair”.
Okay, Hertz and Dollar rent cars to people who can see, but not to blind people.............
I can remember when a legally blind man applied for a job as a UPS driver.
They told him he didn’t qualify because he was legally blind.
He sued UPS with the ‘Americans Disabilities Act for support.
The California judge threw it all out of court.
Those were the good old days!!!
Taxpayer funds EXTORTED from Sacramento Library & taken by Feds.
Must maximize the number of people dependent on the gov’t......
Does the drive-thru menu at McDonalds have braille?
Sounds like they need to crack down on GM for building cars that the blind can’t drive.
That would be a technology issue with the Nook, not libraries. ADA requires ‘reasonable’ accommodations be made. If the books can be downloaded and read on another device such as through a JAWS reader, then the case for reasonable accommodation is clear.
And, highway signs that can’t be read by the blind.
Why is there braille on the driveup window at the auto-teller?
A lot of blind people using the drivethru?
Leftism => the opposite of common sense.
you know it’s really bad when you read the headline, scan the paragraph and look to see if this is john semmes satire before continuing and it gets worse when you see it isn’t satire.