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La. Tech, UL System settle with blind student

3 years 9 months 4 weeks ago July 23, 2013 Jul 23, 2013 Tuesday, July 23 2013 July 23, 2013 6:00 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

RUSTON - Louisiana Tech University and the University of Louisiana System have agreed to pay a blind student $23,500 and to make all course materials accessible to disabled students.

A U.S. Justice Department statement says the settlement resolves complaints about two classes. The student said he had to withdraw from one because he could not use online materials for nearly a month, and did not get materials for another in time for class discussions or exam preparation.

Tech spokesmen could not be reached immediately Tuesday evening.

The university agreed to adopt a number of disability-related policies, including one requiring accessible learning technology, web pages and course content.

Tech also will make existing web pages and materials created since 2010 accessible and train instructors and administrators about Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

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