West Valley College improves technology for students in Structured Negotiation

On August 26, 2020, the TRE Legal Practice announced a settlement with West Valley College that ensures blind students have access to critical educational technology, including immersive virtual language tools. Reached in Structured Negotiation without a lawsuit, among other things the agreement mandates that future procurement contracts must include provisions requiring technology vendors to deliver accessible instruction technology.

Tim Elder, founder and principle at TRE Legal practice noted that the settlement “helps West Valley College become a leader in delivering accessible technology innovations.” He congratulated the college for engaging in Structured Negotiation:

We applaud West Valley College for working with us and our clients in a cost-effective, collaborative manner to reach this agreement, rather than fighting against their legal obligations in a much more expensive and time-consuming court battle like that that against the Los Angeles Community College District, which resulted in a judgment against the LACCD on July 22, 2019.Tim Elder, Claimants lawyer in West Vally College Structured Negotiation