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by Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ― The University of Alabama at Birmingham has reached a settlement to ensure equal access for people with disabilities to the university’s facilities.

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance said in a news release Wednesday that the agreement was reached after a UAB student filed a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act, saying that various building and parking lots were inaccessible to individuals with mobility impairments.

Vance says UAB has agreed to develop a pilot program in which it will conduct architectural reviews of several facilities and submit the reports to the Justice Department to review the plans.

Vance praised the university, saying it had been quick to respond to the complaint and collaborate with authorities, avoiding litigation costs.

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