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    Re: DOJ Goes After E-Reader Pilot Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas_Smith View Post
    Public institutions are responsible TO all the public. Should the group for the blind make such an issue over a pilot program, I don't know. It seems this may just another instance of people causing problems just to be heard. Why else would it go to Holder's office instead of to the states attorney's office in California?
    And if you go back to the OP, this demonstrates that either the DOJ's priority management is a total cluster **** or its entirely way over staffed. Probably both.

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    Re: DOJ Goes After E-Reader Pilot Program

    Too bad they didn't have the option to just cancel the program. Given the cost, and continuing budget concerns that will be here for a long time, that would be the better option.

    I'm always suspicious of the motivations of people who complain straight to the government without even talking to the entity they supposedly have a problem with.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: DOJ Goes After E-Reader Pilot Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    This has to be one of the dumbest things I've heard of the Federal Government doing in a long time. So the library, which is already facing budgetary issues has to buy the more expensive Apple products.

    So either horrible priorities management or the DOJ has become grossly overstaffed if they have time to do stuff like this.

    DOJ Targeted Public Library for Lending E-Books 'Inaccessible' to the Blind | cnsnews.com
    Actually, I can understand the issues here.

    Public services are required by the Americans With Disabilities Act to make their services available to all people with disabilities. I have some family members who are blind, and I think it's unfortunate that mp3 players, especially ipods, aren't as friendly to blind as they could be. Neither is iTunes, especially since the blind could download audio news and entertainment.

    I hope we do more to make the data revolution going on more accessible to the blind.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: DOJ Goes After E-Reader Pilot Program

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Actually, I can understand the issues here.

    Public services are required by the Americans With Disabilities Act to make their services available to all people with disabilities. I have some family members who are blind, and I think it's unfortunate that mp3 players, especially ipods, aren't as friendly to blind as they could be. Neither is iTunes, especially since the blind could download audio news and entertainment.

    I hope we do more to make the data revolution going on more accessible to the blind.
    I agree about helping the blind but I think the real issue here is why is the DOJ involved in something that could have been handled at the state level?

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    Re: DOJ Goes After E-Reader Pilot Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas_Smith View Post
    I agree about helping the blind but I think the real issue here is why is the DOJ involved in something that could have been handled at the state level?
    Because the ADA is a federal law, and the DOJ enforces federal laws.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: DOJ Goes After E-Reader Pilot Program

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Because the ADA is a federal law, and the DOJ enforces federal laws.
    True, but DOJ seems pretty selective on what federal laws they choose to enforce.
    Personally, this should have been handled at the State or local level.

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    Re: DOJ Goes After E-Reader Pilot Program

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    True, but DOJ seems pretty selective on what federal laws they choose to enforce.
    Personally, this should have been handled at the State or local level.
    All executive agencies and departments are selective on what federal laws they choose to enforce. That's part of the U.S.' system of checks and balances and separation of powers.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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