TEA expands testing accommodations following DOJ settlement on ADA violation

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From CBS Austin

“The Texas Education Agency is expanding its accommodations for testing applicants after reaching a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Brian East is an attorney with Disability Rights Texas, an advocacy organization that deals with testing accommodation violations on a weekly basis.

“The goal is to make sure that we’re eliminating anything that creates an uneven playing field,” East said. “Testing accommodations are very common issues, very commonly sought very commonly granted, and also the basis of a lot of ADA complaints and lawsuits.”

And though he wasn’t involved in a recent suit between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Texas Education Agency for such a matter, he says the outcome isn’t surprising.”

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