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A California state appeals court has revived a visually impaired man’s disability discrimination case against San Diego County Credit Union over its website accessibility, an issue that broadly has presented liability issues for credit unions.

The plaintiff who brought the lawsuit in July 2017 has relied on special software that can turn visual information on a computer screen into sound. The complaint, which asserted a claim under California civil rights law, alleged the credit union’s website was incompatible with the software and posed “numerous access barriers.”

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