Case To Make Vending Machines Accessible To Blind Rejected By Supreme Court

Oct. 3, 2017

This week the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of a case brought by a visually impaired man from Louisiana who "invoked" the Americans with Disabilities Act in suing Coca-Cola for its glass-front vending machines that did not ensure he could identify what he was buying and at what price, according to The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit refused the claim stating that vending machines do not meet the definition of "public accommodations" that must follow the ADA. However, the bus station and hospital housing the vending machines were left open to the "public accommodations" claim.

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