Mills College Settles Disability-Access Case With U.S.

The California liberal-arts college for women has agreed to make its Oakland campus more wheelchair-accessible and to make other adjustments in order to accommodate students with disabilities under a settlement announced on Wednesday by the U.S. Justice Department. Most of those changes must be finished by the end of 2014. The settlement stems from a campus survey in March 2010 that identified roughly 260 apparent violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Renee Jadushlever, chief of staff and vice president of operations for the college, said in a statement that the college is “pleased” to have reached an agreement.
“While this means the college will incur additional costs, we will continue
to make the necessary accommodations to provide unobstructed access to facilities for students and visitors with disabilities on our historic campus at all times,” she said.

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