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Blind woman sues Toys "R" Us, alleging violation of federal disabilities act

By Gene Johnson | Sep 16, 2015


A blind Pennsylvania woman is suing Toy ``R” Us, alleging its websites are not accessible to blind and visually challenged consumers, violating Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Michelle Sipe filed a lawsuit Aug. 7 in U.S. States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Toys “R” Us Inc.

According to the complaint, blind and visually impaired consumers must use screen reading software or other assisting technologies in order to access website content at Toys “R” Us. The suit says the toy company’s website contains digital barriers which limit the ability of blind and visually impaired consumers to access the sites.

Sipe seeks a permanent injunction, directing Toys "R" Us to bring its websites into full compliance with ADA requirements. She is represented by attorneys R. Bruce Carlson, Benjamin J. Sweet and Stephanie K. Goldin of Carlson Lynch Sweet & Kipela in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:15-cv-01037-AJS.

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