Monday, November 15, 2010

Blind advocates allege Penn State services not blind friendly

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted on Sat, Nov. 13, 2010

By Robert Moran
Inquirer Staff Writer

A national advocacy group for the blind has called for an investigation of alleged "pervasive and ongoing discrimination" at Pennsylvania State University in the availability of technology-based services for blind students and faculty.
The National Federation of the Blind sent a seven-page complaint letter dated Friday to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, alleging that Penn State is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
"Penn State's persistent failure to abide by the law has resulted in gratuitously denying its blind students and faculty equal access to information and thereby to an equal-education opportunity," the complaint states.

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