USA Today: Americans With Disabilities Act, Internet is still closed to the blind

Many of the headlines began the same way: “Blind man sues Playboy …”

That’s page view gold for news websites.

Stories breathlessly detailed Donald Nixon’s lawsuit claiming the Playboy website lacks compatibility with screen reading software, including “alt text” used for photo descriptions.

That was in November 2018.

Would the reaction have been the same if the lawsuit targeted websites with crucial public policy information? Take the websites for all of the 2020 presidential candidates, for example.

Voters with disabilities who try to begin making informed decisions about presidential candidates may be stymied when visiting any websites for candidates of both parties.

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