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Where Did All of Google’s Friends Go?

According to Politico, the National Federation of the Blind is asking the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice to look into requirements at certain educational schools that students utilize Google products are discriminatory.  As it turns out,  many Google products do not work with applications that are used by blind students to translate text into speech, meaning that blind students are at a disadvantage if they are forced to use Google products.

As we’ve previously noted, all the negotiators of the GBS have left their positions, and over the last 10 days, there have been bipartisan calls from U.S. Senators for investigations into Google’s conduct.  Since Google now appears to be alienating NFB, one of the few third- party supporters of the Google Books Settlement, one has to ask whether Google has any friends left at all?

Originally posted on The Open Book Alliance Blog by OBA.
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Written by internetarchive

March 16, 2011 at 8:56 pm

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