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New accessible web site agreement

From: Lainey Feingold <lfeingold1@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 12:24:06 -0700
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Dear colleagues:   Staples announced today that it has agreed to make  
its web site accessible to people with disabilities and to install  
tactile keypads at flat screen pos devices.  This announcement is the  
result of the 34th Agreement reached without litigation using the  
Structured Negotiations process. 11 of those agreements require  
accessible websites.   Details of the Staples announcement below.  A  
list of all agreements reached with the Structured Negotiations  
process, including web agreements with Bank of America, Rite-Aid and  
the three U.S. credit reporting agencies, can be found at:  http:// 

Staples agrees to web access / tactile point of sale devices

Staples, the world's largest office products company, announced today
that it will be designing its website to meet the Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines issued by the World Wide Web consortium.
Staples has also agreed to install tactile keypads at its point of
sale devices so that people who have difficulty reading information
on a touchscreen do not have to disclose their PIN and other
confidential information.

Staples worked with the American Foundation for the Blind, the
American Council of the Blind (ACB) and its Massachusetts and
California affiliates through the Structured Negotiations process.
Lainey Feingold and Linda Dardarian represented the organizations.

The press release is available at: http://lflegal.com/2009/04/staples- 

The full settlement agreement is posted at:  http://lflegal.com/ 

Lainey Feingold
Law Office of Lainey Feingold
Received on Thursday, 23 April 2009 19:24:55 UTC

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