Miami University, DOJ announce changes after school sued for discrimination

Miami University, DOJ announce changes after school sued for discrimination
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OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - Plans are in the works at Miami University to change the way it provides education to students with disabilities. The change comes following a 2014 lawsuit by a former student who accused the university of discrimination.

In a news conference Monday, the school and the US Department of Justice announced an agreement to offer upgraded access to school websites and data when using third party software.

The justice department said it's a huge step forward for the nearly 3,000 students with disabilities in the Miami University network.

"I am very pleased that we have this consent decree and awaiting court approval. I think it's going to make a huge benefit for all students at Miami who have disabilities," US District Attorney Ben Glassman said.

The technology changes will be phased in over the next several years.

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