[Athen] Harvard and M.I.T. Sued Over Failing to Caption Online Courses (NYTimes Feb12 2015)

Sheryl E. Burgstahler sherylb at uw.edu
Fri Feb 13 14:06:03 PST 2015

Amazing that an administrator today can say with a straight face, "Harvard expected the Justice Department to propose rules this year 'to provide much-needed guidance in this area,' and that the university would follow whatever rules were adopted.” Does anyone really need to have a new rule from the federal government to reiterate what the ADA means and conclude that captions make your content accessible to individuals who are deaf and therefore should be provided?
Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D.
Director, UW Accessible Technology & DO-IT, UW-IT
Affiliate Professor, Education
University of Washington, Box 354842
Seattle, WA 98195
206-543-0622 FAX 206-221-4171
sherylb at uw.edu

On Feb 12, 2015, at 8:06 AM, Rob Eveleigh <eveleigh at oit.umass.edu> wrote:

> Hi All,


> Article link:

> http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/13/education/harvard-and-mit-sued-over-failing-to-caption-online-courses.html


> The article also includes references to the 2010 DCL and the recent Youngstown and Cincinnati agreements.


> Best,

> Rob


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