iTunes Pays $250K To Settle Blind Access Lawsuit

By agreeing to pay $250 thousand for "assistive technology for blind consumers," Apple has settled a lawsuit that accused the company of not making its iTunes site accessible to those with visual difficulties.

The deal with the Massachusetts Attorney General's office and the National Federation of the Blind also promises that Apple will redesign its site to provide blind consumers "full access," a statement from Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley said. According to the agreement, "Apple will make iTunes fully and equally accessible by December 31, 2008, and make the remainder of iTunes and the iTunes Store fully and equally accessible by June 30, 2009" for both Mac and Windows systems.