Alleges Discrimination by Epic
The National Federation of the Blind has filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Epic Systems Corporation. Epic creates and distributes software solutions used widely throughout the US healthcare industry. The complaint alleges that blind people are barred from employment at hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that use Epic’s software because Epic has not made that software compatible with screen readers used by the blind.
The National Federation of the Blind is represented by and by Joseph B. Espo and Kevin D. Docherty of Brown, Goldstein & Levy and Christine M. Netski and Grace L. McGuire of the Boston firm Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.