Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Deaf Student: I want to be a doctor

Michael Argenyi is suing Creighton University Medical School because the school refuses to accommodate his hearing loss. Argenyi says he wanted to become a doctor but the Nebraska school won't give him interpreters or CART (the captioning process provides real time text and is often used in classrooms). The school claims it has done enough- giving him a note taker and access to power point slides. Despite the limitations, Argenvi has determined to get through the program, passing all his classes. But he wants, what he says are full accommodations under ADA law. And the Justice Department agrees. It has filed a friend of the court brief on his behalf. Argenvi is from Seattle but the case is being heard in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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