Match.com Being Sued For Not Providing Accessible Website For Blind People

Match.com has been sued for not providing adequate means for blind people to date on the site.

A legally blind man named Joseph DePhillips from Arlington, Virginia, has filed a suit against the Match Group-owned dating site.

The suit was filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DePhillips uses a screen reader to access websites, but when using Match.com found various barriers that he said made it difficult to create a profile or search for dates.

According to the suit, these included the lack of alt-text, inaccessible forms, clear navigation links and improper labelling.

According to the NYPost, DePhillips said: “[It is] difficult, if not impossible, for blind customers to use the website. The lack of an accessible website means that blind people are excluded”.

A Match.com spokesperson said the company was looking into the matter.