National Federation of the Blind Files Suit Against Scribd

National Federation of the Blind Files Suit Against ScribdScibd’s website and mobile applications are not accessible to blind people.

Scribd offers subscribers a digital library of over 40 million titles, as well as other services such as publishing their own work by uploading it to the Scribd collection and participating in social media features. But the website and mobile applications that Scribd uses are not accessible to blind people. The National Federation of the Blind and Heidi Viens, a blind parent from Colchester, Vermont, have filed suit against Scribd, Inc. alleging violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The plaintiffs are represented in this matter by Daniel F. Goldstein and Gregory P. Care of Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP; Laurence Paradis, Haben Girma, and Rebecca Rodgers of the Berkeley firm Disability Rights Advocates; and Emily J. Joselson of the Middlebury, Vermont firm Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP.

Download PDF of the National Federation of the Blind press release.