Harvard and M.I.T. Under Fire

The National Association of the Deaf is accusing both M.I.T. and Harvard of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act due to an alleged failure on the part of both universities to provide closed captioning for their lectures and courses. The complaint suggests that, despite “several requests” made by hearing impaired students to have these services provided, the available content is “either not captioned, or is inaccurately or unintelligibly captioned, making it inaccessible.”

Harvard and M.I.T. are both considered leaders in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which provide educational opportunities to traditional and nontraditional students alike. Spokespeople for both universities have stated they are committed to meeting student needs and look forward to resolving this issue as quickly as possible.

Regardless of physical limitations, all Americans are entitled to education and employment befitting their abilities. If you believe you have been treated unfairly based on a disability, the experienced employment discrimination attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss are here to help.

If you are in need of an employment discrimination attorney in Vermont or New Hampshire, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss online or by calling (603) 556-4148 for a free consultation today.


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