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Re: US DOJ and HR Block Website


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Nov 26, 2013 3:46AM


Firstly, that DOJ website is not exactly the apex of accessibility.
Secondly, out of some ignorance and desire to reduce it: What does this mean?
Does this mean the DOJ will ensure a favorable outcome by intervening?
Does it mean that they will seak to throw the law suit out?
Does it just mean that whatever the outcome this will have a huge
impact by setting an example?

Basically, is this good or bad for accessibility?
At a glance this looks like good news for us in the accessibility
sector, but I would love interpretation from someone who understands
these procedures better, adding a bit of commentary to help us
understand if we should celebrate or worry.
Accessibility SME | Deque Systems

On 11/25/13, Chagnon | PubCom < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> From the US Department of Justice's ADA office:
> The Justice Department announced today that it seeks to intervene [
> http://www.ada.gov/hrb-motion-intervene.htm ] in a lawsuit against HRB
> Digital, LLC and HRB Tax Group, Inc. ("Block") in federal court in Boston
> to
> remedy violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The
> department's proposed complaint in intervention in the lawsuit, "National
> Federation of the Blind v. HRB Digital LLC and HRB Tax Group, Inc.",
> alleges
> that Block discriminates against individuals with disabilities in the full
> and equal enjoyment of its goods and services provided through
> www.hrblock.com [ http://www.hrblock.com/ ].
> The complaint is online at http://www.ada.gov/hrb-proposed-complaint.htm
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