A proposed class action lawsuit claims the website operated by defendant American Spatula LLC, Whisknyc.com, is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because it contains certain access barriers that “make it difficult, if not impossible, for blind customers to use.” The plaintiff behind the suit, a blind man from New York, alleges visually disabled consumers, even with the use of assistive technology, are unable to complete transactions or independently navigate the defendant’s website due to its “many access barriers.”
“By failing to make the website accessible to blind persons, [the defendant] is violating basic equal access requirements under both state and federal law,” the 26-page lawsuit alleges.
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