By Kristina Launey

Ebay has announced that it has teamed with The National Federation of the Blind in a “Web 2 Sustainable Accessibility Partnership Agreement”, aimed to “enhance the accessibility of eBay’s website and mobile applications” Ebay’s announcement states that, through the partnership, “blind buyers and sellers on eBay who use technologies such as text-to-speech screen readers and Braille displays will have even greater access to eBay’s website and its applications for smartphones and tablets.”

As we have previously reported, though the expected DOJ regulations setting requirements and technical standards for public accommodations websites have been pushed back repeatedly, most recently to March 2015, many businesses are taking a proactive approach to this issue.