Not being accessible can cost you

Dan Harrelson  

February 08, 2006

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Today a lawsuit was filed against Target because their website is not accessible to the blind.

Target’s site lacks “compliant alt-text,” an invisible code embedded beneath graphic images that lets screen-reading software detect and vocalize an image’s description to blind computer users, according to the suit filed by Berkeley-based Disability Rights Advocates for the National Federation of the Blind, its California affiliate and a blind man from Berkeley.

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