I know I just ranted not too long ago about people abusing the handicapped, but this is asinine.
Universities can “not purchase, recommend or promote use of the Kindle DX, or any other dedicated electronic book reader” because some blind assholes complained they couldn’t use it. The obvious question being “what about regular books”? I’m no fan of the Kindle myself, but at least the Kindle can read content aloud… unlike books.
I guess if the universities were requiring the use of the Kindle and there were no alternative tools available for the class, then sure that sucks… but I don’t think that was the case. I also don’t think it’s fair for handicapped assholes to essentially bring everyone else down to their level by restricting other people from using more advanced tools. Should students not be allowed to drive to school now because blind people can’t drive?
The real heart of the argument for me is that those blind assholes went to the Department of Justice to get an injunction and a settlement from universities, rather than pressuring Amazon to alter the Kindle to make it more accessible to the blind. So really, they are just being handicapped dicks, abusing the law so they can piss on everyone else. Don’t they realize this just hurts their dignity… the dignity they so furiously fight to protect? I for one want to find a couple mentally handicapped people from the National Federation of the Blind and the American Council of the Blind and, well, make the more handicapped than they already are.