Monday, September 28, 2009

Med Student Sues College

A deaf medical student is suing Creighton University, accusing the Omaha-based school of refusing to provide him proper hearing assistance technology. Michael Argenyi has been deaf since infancy and has repeatedly requested specific accommodations. Not only was he turned down before and after he was admitted to Creighton but he claims he was offered outdated technology. Creighton is only willing to provide a note-taker and an amplifier. Argenyi wants the school to provide Communication Access Realtime Translation and and cued-speech or oral interpreters for labs and small groups. But administrators say third-party interpreters are a violation the school's technical standards.