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UM Agrees To Improve Services For Students With Disabilities

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The University of Montana has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights to ensure educational accessibility for people with disabilities at UM.

The agreement includes new policies and procedures so all electronic and information technology at UM can be used by the blind and other students with disabilities.

This comes after a student group filed a complaint to OCR in May 2012 that UM was discriminating against students with disabilities. The complaint alleged that UM used online tools such as Web pages, library databases, live chats, videos and a course-registration site that were inaccessible.

Among the terms of the agreement, UM will develop accessibility policies, train employees about disability issues, survey former and current students with disabilities to identify problems and develop a grievance procedure. A draft policy is already in place. The full agreement will be found online.

We'll talk to UM officials, and students with disabilities about this agreement tonight on the Fox Montana News @ 9.

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