I wonder how this will impact companies that choose to build shopping carts using only Images, Flash or Silverlight without any text that is audible? Target's site is interesting in that the entire homepage is just a big sliced up image. Plus try and view source - you can't.
When I was building web sites in 1993 we outsourced some of our work to a print shop, that sent us back a 4MB 300 DPI image and told us it was their home page.
Here's what their home page looked like.
Save as - HTML - in Photoshop just doesn't cut it anymore...
"This is a tremendous step forward for blind people throughout the country who for too long have been denied equal access to the Internet economy," Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation for the Blind, said in a statement.
"All e-commerce businesses should take note of this decision and immediately take steps to open their doors to the blind," Maurer said.