Human Interest Blind Man Sues 'Playboy' 's Website for Not Being User-Friendly to Visually-Impaired: Report Donald Nixon filed a lawsuit against Playboy this week for not making their website accessible for the blind By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 29, 2018 08:08 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Alvin Chan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty A blind man says he wants to read Playboy for the articles but can’t. On Wednesday, Donald Nixon — who is legally blind — filed a lawsuit against the legendary company’s website, claiming that it was in violation of the American with Disabilities Act, TMZ reported. Both Playboy.com and Playboyshop.com are allegedly not compatible with Nixon’s screen-reading software, which allows blind or visually impaired users to read the text with a speech synthesizer or braille display, according to the American Foundation for the Blind. Based on court documents obtained by TMZ, Nixon argued that visually-impaired people could not “fully and equally use or enjoy the facilities, products, and services.” He reportedly is suing Playboy for violating the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), in hopes to make their website more accessible for the blind, and for unspecified damages, TMZ said. A representative for Playboy did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. Playboy Since 1990, the ADA has protected individuals with disabilities against discrimination in all areas of life, including employment, school, and private places, according to the ADA National Network website. Those who violate the policy can face more than $100,000 in fines, the Association of Corporate Counsel says. From Jilted Bunnies to the Great Nudity Debate: The 6 Biggest Playboy Controversies Ever The lawsuit comes as Playboy prepares to auction off some of its founder, Hugh Hefner‘s iconic belongings. Beginning on Nov. 30, items belonging to Hefner, including his iconic black silk pajamas, red smoking jacket, and white captain’s hat — which the businessman was often photographed wearing — will be up for sale in a two-day auction by Julien’s. The Playboy founder’s symbolic jacket is estimated to sell for $5,000, while his pajamas are likely worth $1,000 to $2,000. RELATED VIDEO: WATCH: Hugh Hefner’s Most Iconic ‘Playboy’ Covers All proceeds from the auction will go to The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation, which was established in 1964 to advocate for civil liberties and rights. Other items of Hefner’s up for sale include one of his signature pipes, a complete set of bound Playboy magazines (estimated to be worth $20,000 – $40,000), an original Playboy Club key, his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star from the mansion, and his Playboy logo cufflinks.