Two Students Sue FSU Over Access for Blind

Tallahassee Democrat July 7, 2011 –¬†Two Florida State University students have filed a suit in federal court in Tallahassee claiming FSU has violated anti-discrimination laws that require public institutions to offer equal opportunities to people with disabilities.

Jamie Principato and Christopher Toth, both described as blind in the lawsuit, said that FSU’s mathematics department relies on a learning system called eGrade that is not accessible to people with disabilities.

“The software used for all homework assignments, quizzes and practice assignments in the math department is completely inaccessible for the blind and it can be made accessible for a relatively low cost. It’s a simple fix,” said Principato, a psychology major who’s going into her third year at FSU. continue reading

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