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    DOJ Goes After E-Reader Pilot Program

    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

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    That gives me an idea for saving taxpayer money, starting as soon as we can replace Holder.
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    Re: DOJ Goes After E-Reader Pilot Program

    This is simply an instance when a group dedicated to protecting certain individuals got mad because that library didn't anticipate the problem in the first place. This group is saying that you need to think of us every time a program like this gets developed. Since it was a public library they probably should have. I just want to know why it went to the DOJ instead of the State of California.

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    Re: DOJ Goes After E-Reader Pilot Program

    Why doesn't the Department of JustUs go after libraries that provide audio books, which are not accessible to deaf people?
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    Re: DOJ Goes After E-Reader Pilot Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas_Smith View Post
    Since it was a public library they probably should have. I just want to know why it went to the DOJ instead of the State of California.
    So every aspect of a public institution needs to accommodate everyone at all times? So I wonder, should they have to hire a special librarian to describe the pictures in photography books? What about coloring books for the kids, probably should get rid of those. As mentioned, get rid of the audio books because of the deaf?

    I'm sure this library had various books for the visually impaired. Down the road, if the plan is successful, sure, add the more expensive blind friendly models.

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    Re: DOJ Goes After E-Reader Pilot Program

    You apparently didn't read the article. It was a cost issue. The Ipod Touch and Ipads are much more expensive than the Nook model they were looking at.

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    Re: DOJ Goes After E-Reader Pilot Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    So every aspect of a public institution needs to accommodate everyone at all times? So I wonder, should they have to hire a special librarian to describe the pictures in photography books? What about coloring books for the kids, probably should get rid of those. As mentioned, get rid of the audio books because of the deaf?

    I'm sure this library had various books for the visually impaired. Down the road, if the plan is successful, sure, add the more expensive blind friendly models.
    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?

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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
    Our country is trillions in debt and the DOJ is wasting money on this.I can think of something that should be cut from the federal budget.Obviously they must not think there is any crime going on to waste public money on this. I don't think there is a blind person on the planet who gives a rats ass about E-Readers. They might care if they made a E-reader where the braille can pop up.
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    Re: DOJ Goes After E-Reader Pilot Program

    Ridiculous. My cheap old Kindle reads books aloud. Doesn't the Nook?

    The whole thing is moronic. California is suddenly so rich they lend e-readers?

    It just takes one activist handicapped person to cause endless problems. The DOJ is obligated to investigate a properly filed complaint.

    Good grief©

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