[nobe-l] online tutoring

Kelly Thornbury kthornbury at bresnan.net
Wed Jan 28 00:03:04 UTC 2015

Don't believe the company is violating any laws regarding disabilities. Certainly not Sec 508. Company also doesn't seem to offer any professional licenses or certifications so I don't think there is an argument through ADA Titles [I-III] which ever covers government and commercial certs. You could write the president and express your disappointment but I think your legal arguments are baseless. 

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> On Jan 27, 2015, at 16:17, Kelsey Nicolay via nobe-l <nobe-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> I signed up to be an online tutor with tutor.com.  The signup process was pretty accessible until it came time for the mock tutoring session.  They use their own classroom which is completely unusable with any screen reader.  I contacted the company about it, but they pretty much said there's nothing they can do to help me.  This was coming from the tech support staff.  They do not have a version of the classroom that is compatible with a screen reader and they did not seem willing to even explore the idea.  As a result, my application had to be put on hold.  That is unfair since I've come this far and now I can't tutor just because of an inaccessible website.  I'm pretty sure the company is in violation of 508.  Am I correct? I am considering writing a letter to the president of the company letting him know that their organization is violating several disability laws.  Therefore, I am posting this message because I am hoping you all can help me with the content of the letter.  I want to make sure my voice is heard, but I also don't want to get in their face about it and come off as sounding rude.  Therefore, how would you suggest I word the letter? I thought I could tutor part-time in addition to another job since I really enjoy it.
> Thank you,
> Kelsey Nicolay
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