- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - The University of Montana has agreed to develop new accessibility policies after a student complained that some online resources were inaccessible to the blind and other students with disabilities.

UM President Royce Engstrom said Wednesday the university wants to make sure the technology it uses on its websites, in its classrooms and offices are available to all.

The student filed a complaint in 2012 alleging UM was using online tools, including library databases, live chats, videos and course registration that did not accommodate students with disabilities.

The new policies and training requirements settle the complaint the student filed with the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education.

The Missoulian reports (https://bit.ly/1pc0z3E ) the agreement applies to nearly all aspects of technology used at the school, from electronic textbooks to library services.

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