What Happens Now That The Shutdown Is Over?, Epic Systems Facing Lawsuit Over Accessibility Issues

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Epic Systems, electronic healthcare software giant, is facing a lawsuit brought on by the National Federation of the Blind for not making its software accessible to low-vision and blind people. We learn more about the case. We also learn more about what this temporary end to the longest shutdown in history means for federal employees and the economy.

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  • National Federation Of The Blind Sues Epic Systems

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Kealey Bultena Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Andra Gillespie Guest
  • Erik Lorenzsonn Guest
  • Mark Riccobono Guest