Oct 21, 2009

Social Security Loses Blind Suit

From the San Francisco Chronicle:
The Social Security Administration must give the nation's 3 million blind or visually impaired recipients the option of receiving benefit notices in braille or by audio computer disc, a federal judge in San Francisco said Tuesday.

Ruling in a nationwide class-action suit, U.S. District Judge William Alsup said that by sending notices only by mail and phone calls, the agency is violating a law that guarantees the disabled equal access to its programs. He ordered the government to make the additional choices available by April 15.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bravo to the judge for standing up for all our blind citizens who can't hear on the phone and... wait, what?!