Sunday, April 5, 2015
Online course provider cuts deal with Feds over Accessibility
Online course provider edX is settled a Justice Dept. complaint that its classes were not accessible to the deaf and blind. The nonprofit MOOC provider created by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will change it's website and digital tools--meaning the agreement affects the 60 colleges now using the platform. edX will not pay a fine. The National Associated of the Deaf filed a lawsuit against Harvard and MIT over its poorly captioned or missing captions on their instructional videos.Read the full settlement here.