Claire's, Carnival Hit With Blind Access Suits Over Websites

By Carolina Bolado (October 30, 2017, 9:13 PM EDT) -- Two more blind access lawsuits were filed Monday in Florida alleging the websites of both mall jewelry and accessories retailer Claire's Stores Inc. and cruise company Carnival Corp. are inaccessible to the visually impaired who use screen-reading software to read website content.

Andres Gomez, a blind Miami-Dade County resident, filed the two suits in federal court, claiming that both companies are violating the Americans With Disabilities Act by failing to make sure their websites are accessible to the visually impaired.

By not making their sites accessible, the companies have shut blind users out of online commerce, preventing them from buying jewelry...

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