Beyonce's Company Sued By Blind Woman Over Accessibility Issues


One of the issues that visually impaired individuals can get pleasure from in an equal method to the sighted is music. Music doesn't demand any use of your eyesight, so granted you've gotten full auditory capacity, you possibly can try all the brand new music on this planet. Unfortunately, a blind lady in New York is begging to vary after she filed a lawsuit towards Beyoncé's firm, citing her web site's inaccessibility to visually impaired individuals as the rationale.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mary Conner is suing Parkwood Entertainment, the corporate that runs, as a result of she doesn't have full entry to the famous person's web site. In the paperwork, it's written that Conner has "no imaginative and prescient in any way" and that hundreds of thousands of different individuals with visible impairments are unable to completely navigate Beyoncé's web site with out help from a sighted individual.

Beyonce's Company Sued By Blind Woman Over Accessibility Issues
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Her lawyer writes, "The one and solely type of leisure that actually presents a fair taking part in subject between the visually impaired and the sighted is the enjoyment of music. Plaintiff goals of attending a Beyonce live performance and listening to her music in a dwell setting. However, when she browsed the web site, she encountered quite a few limitations which restricted her accessibility to the products and companies provided on the web site.

Conner says that is an "unique visible interface," which limits her capacity to navigate the positioning. "Web accessibility requires that alt-text be coded with every image so screen-reader can converse the choice textual content whereas sighted customers see the image. There are many vital photos on that lack a textual content equal. As a consequence, Plaintiff and blind prospects are unable to decide what's on the web site, browse the web site or examine and/or make purchases."

THR states that representatives for Parkwood haven't but responded to the authorized swimsuit.