- Associated Press - Friday, December 26, 2014

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A regional housing authority in southwest Ohio has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a blind resident who said she needed records in an audio format.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1JTsum5 ) that Greater Dayton Premier Management agreed to pay $132,500 in damages and attorney fees, and to buy a laptop computer for the woman with software that can provide audio of emailed documents.

Public housing resident Renee Jordan filed the lawsuit in 2013 charging she was denied her rights under federal housing and disabilities laws. She had asked the housing agency to provide all correspondence in audio format, saying she feared unknowingly missing a deadline or required appointment.

The agency had said it didn’t have the resources to do so.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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