[Nfbc-info] Redbox Settlement - You May be Eligible for Compensation

Jim Barbour jbar at barcore.com
Tue Sep 23 22:11:20 UTC 2014

Hello Everyone,

Here's the link for making your claim


Here's the San Francisco Lighthouse's blog about this settlement


Hope this helps,


On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 02:59:16PM -0700, Hoby Wedler via Nfbc-info wrote:
> Hello,
> The URL:
> www.lighthouseredboxsettlement.com  does not appear to be a live URL.
> Is there another place where we can find out how to submit a claim?
> Many thanks,
> -- Hoby Wedler
> -----Original Message----- From: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually
> Impaired via Nfbc-info
> Sent: Monday, September 22, 2014 9:53 AM
> To: nfbc-info at nfbnet.org
> Subject: [Nfbc-info] Redbox Settlement - You May be Eligible for
> Compensation
> Have you attempted to use Redbox kiosks to rent movies or video games? You
> may be eligible for compensation, but you must submit your claim before
> November 12, 2014. Please read on for details.
> After over two years of litigation and extensive negotiations, LightHouse
> for the Blind and Visually-Impaired and its legal associates, Disability
> Rights Advocates (DRA) and the Law Offices of Jay Koslofsky, have entered
> into a precedent-setting settlement agreement with Redbox, the nation's
> largest operator of DVD rental machines. Under the settlement agreement,
> Redbox will modify its self-service DVD rental machines so that they will
> allow for accessible, independent usage by the blind.  The settlement will
> also compensate hundreds or thousands of blind Californians for the
> inaccessibility of these machines in recent years.
> Redbox offers the nation's most popular video-rental service for DVDs,
> Blu-ray discs, and video games and operates thousands of video rental kiosks
> in California. The settlement ensures that Redbox's self-service kiosks will
> deploy nonvisual accessibility features including:  headphone jacks, tactile
> keypads, and text-to-speech services so that blind customers can
> independently use, browse, select, pay for, pickup, and return Redbox
> entertainment media.  Additional improvements will be made to Redbox's
> website, redbox.com, to ensure that blind customers using screen-reading
> technology can browse and reserve movies for pick-up and register for Redbox
> services independently.
> In addition to these user-interface enhancements, the settlement contains a
> $1.2 million class damages fund to compensate eligible settlement class
> members who have been denied access to Redbox's services -- and who submit
> valid claims before November 12, 2014.  If you experienced barriers
> attempting to use a Redbox kiosk in California between January 12, 2010 and
> November 12, 2014 or were deterred from using a Redbox kiosk in California
> on a particular occasion during that time period because you knew that the
> kiosks were not accessible to the blind, you may be eligible for monetary
> compensation.  This includes blind Californians under the age of 18 with the
> signature of their parent or guardian.
> Information about the settlement agreement, including information about
> filing monetary claims, is contained at:
> www.lighthouseredboxsettlement.com<http://www.lighthouseredboxsettlement.com>
> "This landmark agreement demonstrates that companies utilizing the internet
> and self-service kiosks can and should do so while providing full access for
> all potential customers-including blind people," said Lighthouse CEO Bryan
> Bashin, "We hope that this agreement will lead to continued expansion of
> access opportunities for customers with disabilities as self-service
> technologies evolve."
> ---
> For further information about LightHouse for the Blind and
> Visually-Impaired, please visit
> www.lighthouse-sf.org<http://www.lighthouse-sf.org>
> For information about Disability Rights Advocates please visit
> www.dralegal.org<http://www.dralegal.org>
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