[Nfbc-info] regarding what can be done about starting a class action law suit against intuit o get their product accessible currently there not with accounting and tax packages

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Oct 30 03:56:46 UTC 2008

Section 508 only applies to purchases made with Federal dollars.  So, 
unless the federal government is buying it, section 508 is going to 
be a tough road to hoe.


At 04:11 PM 10/29/2008, you wrote:
>Hello to the list, I was  wondering what is the process for  starting a nfb
>grass roots class action law suit against intuit product. They have droppe
>the ball numerous times in the past few years wwith them violating section
>508 with their products  not being accessible to the blind  under that
>section, but currently they are not and they are getting harder  and harder
>to use with accessible hooks  by screenreaders in the Intuit products. I was
>wondering what can be done to lett them know that they need to change their
>policies in order to have better accessibility in their products with screen
>readers being able to acces their products. These being primarly towards
>their accounting packages in which the major screen readers will not support
>since they can not have meaningful accessibility hooks into the products for
>the major screenreader manufacturers and developers to develop
>accessibliltiy solution. This is very crucial if ther are to be more
>accountant who may be legally blind   in the future or blind now and in the
>future,  to hold their lively hoods as free lance accountants. I would like
>to know how this can be accomplished. the NFB was able to get AOL to change
>its tune an has screenreader alternatives. I am just wondering if this can
>also be doen to intuit , so intuit will change its act , to do the same and
>to honor the rules and regulations outlined in Section 508 .  I would
>appreciate it if these concerns can be brought  to  the NFB attention and
>looked into.
>__________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature
>database 3567 (20081029) __________
>The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
>Nfbc-info mailing list
>Nfbc-info at nfbnet.org
>To unsubscribe, change your list options or get your account info 
>for Nfbc-info:
>No virus found in this incoming message.
>Checked by AVG - http://www.avg.com
>Version: 8.0.175 / Virus Database: 270.8.5/1755 - Release Date: 
>10/29/2008 5:27 PM

More information about the NFBC-Info mailing list