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Blind Man Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Bonobos

Men’s clothing company Bonobos, Inc. is facing a proposed class action lawsuit filed by a blind individual who claims the defendant’s website, www.bonobos.com, is inaccessible to the blind population. According to the suit, the defendant “is denying blind individuals throughout the United States equal access to the goods and services Bonobos provides to their non-disabled customers.” By failing to implement allegedly well-known technology such as alternate text, keyboard accessibility, and navigation links, Bonobos deterred the plaintiff and proposed class members from shopping for clothing and accessories on its site, the suit argues. From the complaint:

“Unless the Court enjoins Defendant from continuing to engage in these unlawful practices, Plaintiff and members of the subclass will continue to suffer irreparable harm.”

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