$240,000.00 Jury Verdict in Blind Students’ Accessibility Lawsuit against Community College
Posted on May 31, 2023
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This is an article about a lawsuit in the United States. The case was brought by two blind community college students and the National Federation of the Blind. The Los Angeles Community College District’s math and other courses were not accessible to blind students who used screen readers. On May 26 2023 the two students were awarded more than $240,000.00 by a jury because of the District’s discrimination. The students, with the help of the NFB and their lawyers, had already won in two courts before this jury trial. The Community College District threatened to go to the US Supreme Court. Disability community advocacy convinced the District to abandon its attempt to go to the highest court in the country.
On May 26, 2023 a jury in Los Angeles, California awarded two blind students a little over $240,000.00 in their lawsuit against the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD).
The suit was filed in 2017 by students Roy Payan and Portia Mason under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act for discrimination Payan and Mason experienced when [...]