Carrie Bradon Dec. 30, 2015, 12:43pm


PITTSBURGH – A visually impaired man and woman are suing Aeropostale Inc. alleging that the company's website is inaccessible to visually impaired customers.

Michelle Sipe, Access Now Inc. and R. David New filed a complaint on Dec. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Aeropostale Inc. alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Sipe and New, visually impaired individuals, depend on technology that has been designed to read Internet pages for them, however, not all Internet pages are designed to be read by such technology, the complaint states. The defendant's website is one such example, according to the complaint. The plaintiff alleges that Aeropostale's website is in violation of ADA standards, and that through the company's refusal to update or change the website's details, they are limited in their capabilities.

The plaintiffs are seeking compensation for all damages received and for all legal fees incurred. They are represented by R. Bruce Carlson, Benjamin J. Sweet and Stephanie K. Goldin of Carlson, Lynch, Sweet and Kilpela LLP in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:15-cv-01640

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Carlson, Lynch, Sweet & Kilpela
1133 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Access Now Inc
2821 Emerywood Parkway
Richmond, VA 23294

Aeropostale Inc
112 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10120

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