Blind Employee Settles Lawsuit Against Miami-Dade County Public Schools – Brown Goldstein Levy

Blind Employee Settles Lawsuit Against Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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February 26, 2019

School System to Make Websites and Software Accessible

Janice A. Bartleson, Ph.D., a blind counselor and emotional/behavioral disabilities clinician employed by Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) for more than twenty-seven years, has settled the lawsuit she filed against the school board last spring with the support of the National Federation of the Blind. Dr. Bartleson brought the lawsuit because she was unable to use the school system’s websites, web forms, and software applications that were inaccessible to her.

A federal court has approved a consent decree requiring M-DCPS to make all existing websites, [...]

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