CALIFORNIA – Lawsuit alleges homeowners association refuses to accommodate blind
Donovan asked her homeowners association (HOA) to provide documents electronically so she could hear those too. That hasn’t happened. “It has been very frustrating, very demoralizing,” Donovan said. So she filed a lawsuit last week. The suit alleges that for close to two years, Donovan has been fighting with the HOA board for Woodbridge, a gated community near the Folsom outlet stores.
At one time, Donovan sat on the board, and asked all of those documents also be sent electronically. “Because I needed the material in advance, to look at it, to be a responsible board member,” she said. Instead, Donovan got scans of the documents. “When you scan a PDF file, it’s an image of it,” she said. “So screen readers cannot read it. It’s like a picture.” For months Donovan and the board went back and forth, trying to figure out the best way to accommodate her. Read more: