Friday, August 12, 2011
Students Sue Florida College
A couple of Daytona State College students are suing the school for not providing interpreting services for their classes. Suzanne Bergman and Laura Koschuk say the Daytona Beach, Florida college did not provide adequate interpreters or auxiliary aides in violation of ADA law. They claim that when they were the interpreters and note takers for classes, they were often not qualified and the equipment not working properly. Often, Bergman and Koschuk claim, there was no help at all. A Daytona State spokesman says it provides reasonable accommodations for students but the school has not see the lawsuit yet and could not comment. Bergman, studying to be a nurse, says most of her teachers think she would not be able to do the job because of the communication barriers and should not even try.