[LINK] Target.com $6M damages for web accessibility

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Oct 30 09:07:11 EST 2008


US retailer, Target Corporation has agreed to make its web site 
<http://target.com/> fully accessible to blind customers by February 
2009 and pay $6M in damages to Californian vision impaired customers: 
<http://olrs.ohio.gov/asp/NFBTarget.asp>.

The case is similar to the 1999 one concerning the 2000 Olympics Web 
site <http://contenu.nu/socog.html>, but on a larger scale. Note that 
the Target Australia Pty Ltd web site <http://www.target.com.au/> is 
not necessary covered by the US legal decision. More at: 
<http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/2008/10/targetcom-to-be-accessible-and-6m.html>.



Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd            ABN: 17 088 714 309
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617                      http://www.tomw.net.au/
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Australian National University  



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