Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Feds say Miami University failed to accommodate disabled students - Collin Binkley, The Columbus Dispatch

Miami University has failed to accommodate students with disabilities and provide them the technology they need to learn, the U.S. Department of Justice reports. The department joined an existing lawsuit filed against Miami by a blind student who said the school promised to accommodate her but failed to deliver. A statement from the department said education is “said to be the great equalizer of American society.” “However, students with disabilities continue to encounter an impenetrable glass ceiling of opportunity when schools fail to comply with the ADA,” Vanita Gupta principal deputy assistant attorney general of the department’s Civil Rights Division, said in the statement. The department’s legal complaint demands that Miami provide the right accommodations to students with disabilities, and to pay damages to those harmed by its practices. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/05/13/Feds_join_disability_lawsuit_against_Miami_University.html

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