Judge’s OK Sought to Settle Blind Student’s Suit Against Miami University - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Judge’s OK Sought to Settle Blind Student’s Suit Against Miami University

Email




by Associated Press

CINCINNATI ― A judge is to hear final details of an agreement to settle a blind student’s lawsuit accusing Miami University in Ohio of using technology that presented a barrier to her education.

Court documents show attorneys for Aleeha Dudley and Miami agreed two weeks ago on the main parts of a settlement. But U.S. District Court documents in Cincinnati show some “modest” negotiations were continuing with both sides to report to the judge Monday.

Attorneys in the case didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment.

Dudley’s 2014 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. It also said Miami violated federal law by failing to provide equal access.

The university has denied it did anything wrong.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Outgoing President Pruitt Urges New View of Adult Learning Adult learners always have been a part of the fabric of American higher education, although policy discussions up until recently have primarily centered around the needs of students who are just leaving high school. Thomas Edison State University, on...
Scholar Documents Economic War on Chinese Restaurants New research reveals another level of the United States’ exploitation of and discrimination against Chinese Americans. University of California, Davis law professor Gabriel “Jack” Chin and research assistant John Ormonde have uncovered evidence of ec...
Lawsuit by Student Whose Rape Charge Got Dismissed Approved SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A federal judge says a lawsuit brought by a student expelled from a Sioux Falls university for an alleged sexual assault that was later dismissed can move forward. Koh Evan Tsuruta is seeking unspecified damages from Augustana ...
Father of Missing Chinese Scholar: ‘Give My Daughter Back’ URBANA, Ill. — The father of a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois made an emotional appeal on Thursday for his 26-year-old child’s safe return, saying in an interview: “Give my daughter back.” Yingying Zhang was last ...
Semantic Tags: