A proposed class action out of New York federal court alleges that clothing retailer Izod has violated the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) by operating a website that “is not equally accessible to blind and visually-impaired consumers.”
The plaintiff—a legally blind consumer—claims that he visited Izod’s website in November 2018 and “encountered multiple access barriers” that effectively denied him the defendant’s goods and services. More specifically, the case says the website lacked alternative text necessary for those who use screen-reading software. In addition, the suit alleges the site contains empty or redundant links that could confuse users using a screen-reader. The plaintiff further claims he was prevented from visiting Izod stores because he could not find their locations or hours of operation on the website.