The Obama Regime represents coercive liberalism taken to the last extreme of absurdity:
The U.S. Justice Department says it has reached a settlement with the Sacramento (California) Public Library over a trial program the library was conducting that let patrons borrow Barnes and Noble NOOK e-book readers.
DOJ and the National Federation of the Blind objected to the program on grounds that blind people could not use the NOOK e-readers for technological reasons.
Once again the insane and tyrannical Americans With Disabilities Act comes into play.
The library describes the program as a “pilot project,” and it requires patrons to fill out a feedback survey as the program works through its initial stages.
But the Justice Department says a state or local government program that excludes people with disabilities violates the ADA, regardless of whether it is a “pilot” program.
As part of the settlement agreement, the Justice Department directed the library system to purchase at least 18 [outrageously expensive] e-readers that are accessible to the blind, something that comes in the midst of budget cuts that have forced Sacramento libraries to implement one employee furlough day each month for two years. …
The settlement agreement also directs the library not to buy any additional e-readers that exclude blind or disabled people; and it requires the library system to train its staff on the requirements of the ADA, the DOJ said.
Coming soon: a ban on music because deaf people can’t hear it.
On tips from Bob Roberts and Dave H.