Blind people given the OK to sue over Target website
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Blind people given the OK to sue over Target website

Sacramento (CA) - A class action lawsuit against Target has been given the green light by a federal judge, allowing the argument that it is inaccessible to the blind.

All blind citizens are allowed to join the lawsuit, thanks to the recent ruling.  The plaintiffs in the case accuse Target of failing to implement the same standards as other e-tailers.

Other online shops are accessible by special software that reads out the information on a Web page.  Target.com, however, is structure such that this method of navigation is virtually impossible.

"This is a tremendous step forward for blind people throughout the country who for too long have been denied equal access to the Internet economy," said Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation for the Blind.

Bruce Sexton, who first brought the lawsuit against Target, says the changes needed would really not be that taxing for the Minneapolis-based retailer.  

"Regardless of the outcome, accessibility will remain a priority for Target and we will continue to implement new technologies to enhance the usability of our Web site for all of our guests," said Target in an official statement.