[Perform-talk] CDBaby

Dennis H.R. Sumlin DHolston at nyc.rr.com
Tue Nov 3 14:28:49 UTC 2009

Hello All.

I have written a short letter to the people at CDBaby about the current issue of access.  I encrage people to fax and send snail mail letters to them as well as call them.  The CDBaby info and my letter are below.

Feel free to pass around this letter.

cdbaby at cdbaby.com

To Whom it may concern.


My name is Dennis Sumlin Holston, president of the Performing Arts division of the National Federation of the Blind (PAD, NFB).  We are a volunteer-run non-profit and a CD Baby member artist. It has come to our attention that the online music store "CDBaby" recently made an upgrade to their website.  As a result, the previously blind user friendly website became unusable by blind customers.  This has caused a major interruption in the day-to-day purchasing of CD's from the site.  Blind artists all over the country are using CDBaby as an avenue to sell their music.  The Performing Arts division's 2007 release of Sound in Sight, a major source of income for our projects,  is also being sold through this method.  


Blind CD Baby customers have written to you about this issue as far back as two months ago. I encourage CDBaby to look into and rectify the accessibility issues on their site.  If needed, the Performing Arts division of the NFB will offer any assistance in this effort.  If there are any questions as it relates to this issue, please feel free to contact me.



Dennis Sumlin Holston 

President, Performing Arts Division of the National Federation of the Blind.

DHolston at nyc.rr.com

212 933-0688

Dennis Sumlin Holston.
President: Performing Arts Division of the National Federation of the Blind.
(347) 875-7469 
President: Westchester chapter of New York State.
Artist Recruitment Specialist: The Visionary Media Company

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