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US DOJ: Kindle in classroom hurts blind students

angry tapir (1463043) writes | more than 4 years ago


angry tapir writes "Three U.S. universities will stop promoting the use of's Kindle DX e-book reader in classrooms after complaints that the device doesn't give blind students equal access to information. Settlements with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Pace University in New York City and Reed College in Portland, Oregon, were announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice. The National Federation of the Blind and the American Council of the Blind had complained that use of the Kindle devices discriminates against students with vision problems."
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Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30757140)

So does paper textbooks, should they stop carrying those too?

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hiscross (1226636) | more than 4 years ago | (#30758882)

I do have to wonder how many meetings it took before DOJ came out with this. My guess at least 50+
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