Harvard Accessibility Lawsuit Moves Forward

February 23, 2016

A judge in a federal district court in Massachusetts has allowed an accessibility lawsuit against Harvard University to proceed. The National Association of the Deaf last year sued Harvard over online content rendered inaccessible for learners with disabilities due to a lack of closed captions. Harvard had sought to dismiss or stay the lawsuit until the U.S. Department of Justice issued new rules on how the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 applies to websites, but the court dismissed that motion, saying that such a decision could keep the plaintiffs waiting for years.

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