US joins blind student’s lawsuit against Ohio school

CINCINNATI (AP) – A federal judge has allowed the U.S. government to join a blind Miami University student’s lawsuit accusing the southwest Ohio school of using technology that presents a barrier to her education.

The government filed earlier this year to intervene in Aleeha Dudley’s lawsuit. Dudley, of New Paris, sued the university in January 2014. Her lawsuit says course materials were inaccessible to her text-to-speech software and she hadn’t received material in forms she could use without help. The lawsuit says Miami violated federal law by failing to provide equal access.

The government alleges the university has violated the American with Disabilities Act prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability and says the school uses technologies inaccessible to students with vision, hearing or learning disabilities.

The university denies doing anything wrong.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s