Burt's Bees Hit With Accessibility Suit Over Website

Law360 (October 15, 2018, 7:19 PM EDT) -- Burt's Bees' website can't be interpreted by screen-reading software used by the visually impaired, according to a discrimination suit filed in New York federal court accusing the skincare company of keeping the blind from purchasing products offered for sale online.

Lucia Marett said in the suit filed Friday against The Burt's Bees Products Co. and its owner, The Clorox Co., that she tried to buy lip balm on BurtsBees.com, but because of numerous barriers that prevented her screen reading software from working properly, she was unable to complete the purchase. Marett said these barriers violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, New...

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