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Current Boycotts
« on: January 26, 2010, 04:12:17 PM »
From time to time an issue arises with a merchant or manufacturer that some in the disability field constitutes discrimination.  When this occurs, a boycott may be organized.  There are two such boycotts under effect right now:

SitStay.com
reason:  encouraging people to pass off pets as service animals so they can increase sales of their capes
related thread:  http://servicedogcentral.org/forum/index.php/topic,6429.0.html

Amazon.com, and particularly their Kindle
reason:  they disabled a built in feature of the Kindle so that the Kindle cannot be used by the blind
other participants in the boycott: 
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • National Federation of the Blind
  • American Council of the Blind
  • Arizona State University
  • Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Pace University in New York City
  • Reed College in Portland, Oregon
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
related thread:  http://servicedogcentral.org/forum/index.php/topic,6909.new.html#new
« Last Edit: January 26, 2010, 04:18:33 PM by Kirsten »
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