Blind Ohio student sues Miami U over technology

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A blind Miami University student says school technology has hit her with a barrier.

Junior Aleeha Dudley of New Paris says in a federal lawsuit she has had course materials inaccessible to her text-to-speech software, and that she hasn't received material in Braille or other forms she can use without help. She compares that to a public place with unneeded entrance steps and no ramp. Her U.S. District court lawsuit says Miami failed to provide her equal access.

The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports she wants Miami to expunge her grades, pay her tuition and costs to repeat three school years, and to pay other damages and relief determined by the court.

Miami University says it tries to accommodate needs of the disabled, but won't comment on the specific case.


Information from: Dayton Daily News,

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