Beyoncé’s company Parkwood Entertainment is being sued over the accessibility of their website.
A class-action lawsuit filed against the company claims that Beyonce.com denies equal access to visually impaired users, THR reports.
The suit was filed by New Yorker, Mary Conner, who is blind who is claiming that Bey’s website violates the Americans with Disabilities Act by being “an exclusively visual interface” without any coded alt-text behind the images.
“Plaintiff dreams of attending a Beyoncé concert and listening to her music in a live setting,” Conner’s attorney states in the complaint.
“However, when she browsed the Beyonce.com website, she encountered numerous barriers which limited her accessibility to the goods and services offered on the website.”
The suit also states that “all legally blind individuals in the United States who have attempted to access Beyonce.com and as a result have been denied access to the enjoyment of goods and services offered by Beyonce.com, during the relevant statutory period.”
Surely this is an easy fix. Is a lawsuit really necessary? We think Connor will be fine if Bey revamps her site and hits her up with a couple of VIP tickets.