Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dog Gets Approval from Commissioner

John Cave may soon be able to take his hearing dog to class. The principle of W. Tresper Clarke High in New York had refused to let the deaf 15-year-old bring his yellow labrador retriever to the school citing health reason. The state's commissioner of human rights has now ruled differently and overturned a rule by a federal judge last year. But the ban stays in place until the East Meadow School District completes its appeal. Cave still will have help from a sign language interpreter and a student "note-taker".