NFB applauds settlement
Four blind patrons, with assistance from the National Federation of the Blind, filed suit against the Free Library of Philadelphia because the library began lending NOOK Simple Touch e-readers, which are completely inaccessible to patrons who are blind. Under the terms of the settlement that was reached, the library will purchase ten accessible e-readers to supplement the devices it has already purchased, and within four years will use only accessible e-reading devices. The library will also incorporate an accessibility requirement into its technology procurement contracts. Dan Goldstein represented the four blind patrons.