Friday, August 31, 2012

Asinine: Obama's DOJ sues library because the blind can't use their e-readers

Libraries do have books on tapes...
( – The U.S. Justice Department says it has reached a settlement with the Sacramento (California) Public Library over a trial program the library was conducting that let patrons borrow Barnes and Noble NOOK e-book readers.

DOJ and the National Federation of the Blind objected to the program on grounds that blind people could not use the NOOK e-readers for technological reasons.[...]

A DOJ official told it interviewed a woman who could not participate in the library's e-reader program due to her disability and concluded that the program had violated the ADA.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought the nook and kindle had a feature to listen to books. My husband listens to books on the kindle.