Youngstown State settles federal complaint

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – Youngstown State University has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to make the school’s website more accessible to people with certain disabilities.

In a letter to the university Friday, the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights said a recent agreement for making improvements to the site will put YSU in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The agreement came after a compliance review last year addressed the accessibility of the university’s website to people with disabilities, “particularly those with sensory impairments who might require the use of assistive technology to access the sites.”

Catherine Lhamon, the agency’s assistant secretary for civil rights, said an inaccessible website “could significantly deter applications and participation from students with disabilities.”

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