In Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron, the Handicapper General ensured that no one had an advantage over any other person.
Thanks to “the handicappers general in the Department of Justice,” Berkeley will deny public access to more than 20,000 online lecture videos and podcasts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, reports Robby Soave on Reason‘s blog.
The free videos and audios weren’t accessible to the blind and deaf, the DOJ concluded. The letter called for adding captions to videos and providing transcripts of podcasts, as well as reformatting videos for screen readers…
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