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

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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.

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