Arizona State Settles Suit Over Kindle

January 12, 2010

Arizona State University has settled a lawsuit brought by two groups that advocate for the blind, challenging the university's participation in a program in which students were given Kindles for various educational purposes. The organizations charged that the program discriminated against blind people because the Kindle was not designed in ways to enable blind people to use it. The settlement notes that the program at Arizona State was only a pilot and the university is pledging that any future programs would use devices designed to be accessible to blind people. Amazon and other producers of reader devices have said that they are finding ways to make them more accessible to people with visual impairments.

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