OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Creighton University’s medical school must provide a deaf student with special equipment and interpreters to allow him to finish his last two years of medical school.
But the judge deemed that the university does not have to reimburse Michael Argenyi (ar-GEN’-ee) for more than $100,000 of his own money he spent in his first two years for those aids.
Argenyi was accepted to Creighton’s medical school in 2008 after disclosing that he was hearing-impaired and requesting accommodations for his disability to allow him to follow lectures and communicate with patients.
He sued in 2009, after leaving the school when the university refused his requests for interpreters — even though he offered to pay for them himself.