William Sears holds the FM transmitter he used to hear instructors in the classroom when he was a student at Memorial University in 2015. (Todd O’Brien/CBC)
A former Memorial University student who challenged the school and a professor who refused to wear a microphone seven years ago has won his case at Newfoundland and Labrador’s Human Rights Commission.
Memorial University failed in its duty to accommodate William Sears — a hard-of-hearing student who dropped a history class in 2015 when a professor told him she couldn’t wear a FM-transmitting microphone for religious reasons — according to an adjudicator appointed by the commission.
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