3 US colleges reach agreements over e-book readers and blind students

January 14, 2010

In a settlement with the US Justice Department, Case Western Reserve University, Pace University, and Reed College have agreed not to buy or promote the use of Amazon's Kindle DX or other electronic book readers until the products are fully accessible to the blind. The 3 schools' agreements with the Justice Department will take effect when their current Kindle pilot projects end. The institutions struck the deals following an investigation prompted by the National Federation for the Blind and the American Council for the Blind's lawsuit against Arizona State University, which also planned an e-reader experiment. Inside Higher Ed