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Md. School Settles Suit Over Interpreter Request

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CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) - The Community College of Baltimore County is settling a federal lawsuit brought by a hearing-impaired woman who accused the school of refusing an internship placement after she asked for an interpreter.

Alma Decola Martin and the college say the terms won't be disclosed.

After an assessment to identify jobs she could perform with her level of hearing, Martin decided to pursue training to be a central services technician, which involves disinfecting surgical equipment.

The school provided an interpreter for class work. But when Martin asked for one for required clinical hours, the suit states that she was told she'd be a "liability" and shouldn't have been allowed to enter the program. Martin claims the college then refused to place her in an internship.

 

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