A new lawsuit claims there's a big problem with Playboy's website: it's not accessible to the blind. The suit, though, isn't about racy photos. Donald Nixon, who is legally blind, filed a class-action suit, arguing Playboy.com and Playboyshop.com aren't compatible with screen-reading software that translates text into braille or recites it using a speech synthesizer. Nixon's suit claims the visually impaired "cannot fully and equally use or enjoy the facilities, products, and services" offered, putting Playboy in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires businesses to make services accessible to people with physical disabilities.
Nixon hopes to force Playboy to become accessible to the blind but is also seeking unspecified damages. This isn't the first suit of it's kind either, the Kardashians' DASH website was hit with a similar complaint in 2016. A year later, a blind woman sued Kylie Jenner's Kylie Cosmetics, arguing its website wasn't compatible with her screen-reader software. A legally blind man sued some 40 mid-Atlantic schools in federal court in Manhattan in November for the same reason.