DOJ FILES STATEMENTS OF INTEREST IN TWO HIGHER EDUCATION CASES
In these cases, plaintiffs allege that Harvard and MIT violated the ADA and Section 504 by denying equal access to free online courses and lectures to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Specifically, plaintiffs allege that
Harvard and MIT fail to provide appropriate auxiliary aids, benefits and services, including captioning. (The National Association of the Deaf, et al., v. Harvard University, et al., and National Association of the Deaf, et al., v. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.)
The U. S. Department of Education, which enforces Section 504 against post-secondary institutions such as Harvard and MIT, is a signatory to the Statements of Interest.