Lawsuits For Academia

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Lawsuits have been filed against MIT and Harvard University for failing to provide closed captioning in online teaching materials, which claim to be in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws.

The lawsuits were filed by the National Association of the Deaf, and it seeks an injunction requiring that closed captioning be provided for all online materials.

These institutions for higher learning provide free online educational resources, and through membership in edX, which offers dozens of MOOCs to students worldwide.

Harvard and M.I.T. Are Sued Over Lack of Closed Captions http://nyti.ms/1J1eB7b