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Lawsuit by Four Blind Patrons Over Inaccessible E-readers Resolved
(Chronicle of Higher Education) Teaching and learning is a shared responsibility, where diversity leads to success. For accessibility to be included effectively in teaching efforts on campus, it is clear that there must be buy-in from high levels of governance.
On June 29, 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education sent out a "Dear Colleague Letter" (DCL) to college and university presidents across the nation. The letter expressed their concern regarding the use of "electronic book readers that are not accessible to students who are blind or have low vision." More specifically they state there is "a serious problem with some of these devices [in that] they lack an accessible text-to-speech function."