[Athen] Settlement in Target.com lawsuit

Sean Keegan skeegan at htctu.net
Wed Aug 27 10:20:28 PDT 2008

Hello all,

It appears that there is a settlement in the class action lawsuit brought by
the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) against Target. Here is a short
run down on what I have been able to gather:

- No admission that Target.com is in any way inaccessible or violates any
laws or statues

- Target will ensure that Target.com will meet their online assistive
technology guidelines

- Target will make changes to Target.com identified by the NFB to support

- Personnel from NFB and Target will meet every 6 months to discuss NFB's
recommended updates to Target's online assistive technology guidelines

- Target will make payments to NFB for monitoring and training

- Target will pay $6 million as part of the class action settlement

Jim Thatcher has a brief write-up of this at his site
(http://jimthatcher.com/news.htm). You can also get the legal settlement
from http://www.nfbtargetlawsuit.com/final_settlement.htm . It is actually
an interesting read...

Take care,

Sean Keegan
Web Accessibility Instructor
High Tech Center Training Unit of the California Community Colleges

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