Thursday February 18, 2010
The lawsuit alleged discrimination against visually-impaired Metro bus passengers under disability discrimination laws, including the California Unruh Civil Rights Act and the California Disabled Persons Act.
The lawsuit, filed in July 2005, alleged that Metro violated California disability access laws by failing to announce stops on buses; failing to stop and pick up visually-impaired passengers; failing to provide schedule and route information in accessible formats; and failing to make its public website accessible with screen-readers commonly used by the visually-impaired.
Metro denies these allegations and denies that it has violated disability access laws but has made improvements to better serve the visually-impaired. For more information on the settlement go to http://www.metro.net/notice.
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