H&R Block, DOJ Ink Deal Over Web Service Access For Blind

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 4:12 PM EST) -- Two H&R Block Inc. subsidiaries will make their online tax services more accessible to blind taxpayers, after inking a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve claims in a proposed anti-discrimination class action filed in April, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

H&R Block's website, tax filing utility and mobile apps must now meet certain criteria found in an international Web accessibility standard, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, starting Jan. 1, 2015, according to a consent decree. And subsidiaries HRB Digital LLC and HRB Tax...
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Case Title

National Federation of the Blind et al v. HRB Digital LLC et al

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Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities - Other


George A. OToole, Jr

Date Filed

April 8, 2013

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