- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania city has agreed to supply a sign interpreter for a deaf boy to play soccer in order to settle a federal lawsuit.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/1sTxLRs ) reports that members of the Greensburg City Council voted 5-0 Monday to pay as much as $1,600 for the interpreter,

According to the agreement, the interpreter will be provided for each and every soccer practice and game up through the fall 2016.”

The couple filing the lawsuit had accused the city of discrimination for not supplying an American Sign Language interpreter for their 8-year-old son during soccer practices and games involving the city recreation department. They must still approve the settlement.

The paper said city officials released terms of the agreement after receiving a Right to Know request.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com

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