Lawsuit Filed against Target for Inaccessible Site

A student from UC Berkeley who is blind is suing Target because its Web site isn’t usable for those who can’t see. The student says the site is missing the alt attribute and uses image maps to go to other parts of the site that people with sight impairments can’t use.
This could be the lawsuit that I had in my 2005 predictions… that there would be a major lawsuit related to lack of accessibility. I was one year too late, but I’m not happy about that. You’d think by now companies would get the message about building accessible sites. Even the Torino Olympics site remembered the alt attribute this time and used “” anytime it wasn’t needed.
The good thing about this lawsuit is that Target is a big company and it may be a way to send a message to other companies.