NFB is not so blind friendly itself

The web standards project writes

“Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California certified the NFB lawsuit against Target as a class action on behalf of blind Internet users throughout the U.S. and ruled that websites like are required, under California state law, to be accessible.

In February of 2006, the National Federation of the Blind took legal action against Target for having an inaccessible website. A month later the case after it went to federal court (at Target’s request), and in September, the NFB began pushing for class action certification after Target failed to get the case thrown out.”

This is strange. I just looked at the NFB site and it doesn’t look accessible at all. I looked at it without style sheets and that is not the list-item look you’d expect. Also it fails a simple WAI check. Maybe the most disturbing is the use of light blue on orange!

However, of course I support the NFB in it’s goal of making the web accessible to everyone.


4 comments so far

  1. Bill on

    Odd too is the use of the font color=”yellow” tag – if you have styles disabled the yellow on white text is nearly unreadable.

  2. michiel on

    Maybe then we can conclude the NFB is really only for blind people and not for the visually impaired!

  3. شات on

    Nice Info


  4. jbr on

    thanks nice info

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