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Advocates for Blind Want College Review: Google Software Called Inaccessible

From the Associated Press

A complaint filed yesterday with the federal government accuses New York University and Northwestern University of discriminating against blind students by adopting Google e-mail and other programs that aren’t fully compatible with technology that translates written words into speech.

The National Federation of the Blind has requested a Justice Department investigation into the schools’ use of Gmail and other Google programs, saying that requiring students to use them violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Baltimore-based group is also asking other colleges not to adopt the software until it’s accessible to all students and faculty.

Continued at: http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2011/03/16/advocates_for_blind_want_college_review/?rss_id=Boston.com+–+Education+news

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