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The Wall Street Journal reports that a federal judge in California has granted class-action status to a lawsuit that claims that Target is discriminating against blind shoppers by not making its website more accessible for their use.

While Target apparently has made some changes to its site, the company continues to maintain that it lives up to all legal guidelines, and it says it will appeal the decision.

The suit has been filed by the National Federation for the Blind under the terms of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
KC's View:
This is one of those lawsuits, you’ll excuse the pun, that most people probably would not have seen coming.

But there it is. Not just a legal challenge to Target, but essentially a challenge to every retailer.

Attention must be paid, as Arthur Miller once famously wrote.