Blind student suit against Miami U not settled in conference

CINCINNATI (AP) – A settlement conference ended without a settlement in a blind Miami University student’s federal lawsuit accusing the Ohio school of using technology that presents a barrier to her education.

U.S. District Court records show there was no settlement at the end of Monday’s conference in Cincinnati in Aleeha Dudley’s lawsuit. Messages seeking comment were left Monday evening at the offices of attorneys for Dudley and the university.

Dudley, of New Paris, sued the university in 2014. Her lawsuit says course materials were inaccessible to her text-to-speech software and she hadn’t received material in Braille or other forms she could use without help. Her lawsuit says Miami violated federal law by failing to provide equal access.

The university has denied it has done anything wrong.

Dudley’s current school status isn’t clear.

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