Top of page
Accessibility

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Sued for Ignoring Accessibility for Blind Customers

woman using computer

Rihanna and her beauty company Fenty Beauty are being sued for ignoring the needs of their customers who are blind or have low vision.

According to The Blast, Beatriz Gutierrez, who is blind, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Wednesday claiming she cannot use the Fenty website because it’s not properly equipped to handle her needs.”

She claims the Fenty Beauty website contains significant “accessibility barriers” that make it impossible for her to fully interact with the store.

She is asking for an immediate injunction against Fenty Beauty to force them to adhere to federal standards required for visually-impaired customers, as well as $15,000 in damages.

The Blast added that “the customer believes does not utilize industry standard screen-reading technology, which enables blind customers to interact with the site.”

Screen readers are software programs that allow users who are blind or low vision to read the text that is displayed on the computer screen with a speech synthesizer or braille display.

You might also like

sign language news bulletin youtube screenshot sign language news bulletin youtube screenshot

Jordan News Agency launches weekly sign language news bulletin

The Jordan News Agency (Petra) launched a weekly sign language…

Blind person using computer with braille display Blind person using computer with braille display

New guide to assist the higher education sector to procure accessible ICT

A new guide designed to assist the higher education sector…

woman in wheelchair entering in a building woman in wheelchair entering in a building

Major funding boost to improve buildings accessibility

Indigo Shire will receive more than $356,000 to improve accessibility…

wheelchair user with a woman at the beach wheelchair user with a woman at the beach

Leighton Beach Access Project gets recognition for accessibility

The City of Fremantle’s efforts to make it easier for…