From GLAD. No, not GLAAD, but GLAD — Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness:
A class action lawsuit filed today in Alameda County Superior Court alleges that Time Warner Inc., the owner of CNN.com discriminates against people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing by failing to provide any captioning of its on-line videos on its website. The suit is the first of its kind in the country.
The suit is brought by The Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (“GLAD”) on behalf of its members with hearing loss, and three individual plaintiffs. The plaintiffs are represented by Disability Rights Advocates (“DRA”), a non-profit disability rights legal center headquartered in Berkeley, California that specializes in high-impact cases on behalf of people with disabilities and Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian, a plaintiffs’ public interest class action law firm headquartered in Oakland, California.
About time. It is so frustrating to see breaking stories over on CNN, but not be able to even see transcripts until days later. This is why I almost never link to CNN, even though there’s a fair amount of good stuff from them that I’d like to highlight here. Here’s hoping we can
beat some sense into them gently persuade them to our POV.