Vegas airport under fire for touch-screen kiosks


McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is being sued by the National Federation of the Blind according to a report Friday by the Associated Press. The lawsuit claims that the airport will not add kiosks for the visually impaired even after numerous requests by blind travelers. 


Currently at most airports nationwide passengers will encounter touch-screen kiosk when checking in for a flight, printing tickets, and selecting seats. The National Federation of the Blind asked last September for the kiosks to be updated to accommodate blind people, however the group said their request has been ignored.


A spokesman for the group said it is a simple process to modify kiosk to work for blind passengers. According to the AP, about 40 million travelers visited McCarran last year, with the airport installing the touchscreen devices back in 2003. McCarran officials declined to comment on the allegations.



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