is your website ADA compliant?

Target is being sued in a class action suit because their website can't be used by blind people. That's right. What the National Federation for the Blind is suggesting is that because the e-commerce site is a store, it should be subject to the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA).

What the blind people are seeking, according to Advertising age, is "alt-text, an invisible code embedded beneath graphic images that enables screen readers -- commonly used by the blind to surf the web -- that detect and vocalize a description of the image to a blind computer user."

If the suit goes through, this could bring a whole new level of compliance issues to web developers. And a bunch of new sites to blind people.

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