When several universities put out word that they were considering lightening the textbook load on their student body by moving to e-book formats, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division put them under investigation for possible violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The targets soon buckled: “The schools denied violating the ADA but agreed that until the Kindle was fully accessible, nobody would use it.”
So the great textbook racket, the amazing monopolistic scam that loots billions from parents in the name of education, will continue as long as possible. Here is the original story.
And don’t you just love how the rights of the disabled are cited here? When I think about how much the government cares about disabled people, I think of the TSA’s grueling airport screening system, which seems to require extreme speed and three hands. Every time I go through it, I think about how people with even minor disabilities can manage this.