October 21, 2014

Free Library of Philadelphia Resolves NOOK Accessibility Lawsuit

Free Library of Philadelphia Resolves NOOK Accessibility Lawsuit

The Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) this week settled the lawsuit filed against it in May by four blind patrons assisted by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). Under the terms of the settlement, FLP has agreed to supplement its collection of more than 60 NOOKs with ten accessible devices, according to a press announcement from the NFB. Within four years, the library will transition to a collection of e-readers that are all accessible to the blind, and will begin incorporating an accessibility requirement into its technology procurement contracts.

Astor Settlement Benefits NYPL

The five year dispute over the estate of Brooke Astor has been settled, according to the Wall Street Journal. Among the beneficiaries will be the New York Public Library (NYPL), to the tune of about $15 million. Westchester County Surrogate Judge Anthony Scarpino signed the agreement on March 28, and State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman […]