- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Faculty at a northeast Ohio university say they’re unhappy with the administration’s handling of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Education to make the school’s website more accessible to people with certain disabilities.

Youngstown State University’s Academic Senate chairman Chet Cooper said at a meeting Wednesday that faculty members have been mandated to produce electronic materials compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The requirements come after the university reached an agreement with the education department last year for making improvements to its website to put the school in compliance with the act.

The Vindicator in Youngstown (https://bit.ly/1FRhDYU ) reports Cooper calls it an order to do extra work without compensation. He says the mandate was made without consulting faculty.

A message to the university seeking comment wasn’t immediately returned.

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Information from: The Vindicator, https://www.vindy.com

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