Syracuse Law Expert on Legality of Classroom Audio Recording
Two Maine parents are headed to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, where they look for the right to be able to record audio of their disabled son’s school day, as he is unable to do so for himself. As the case heads to court, law professor and Director of the College of Law Disability Law and Policy Program Arlene Kanter tells the Associated Press that the family has a strong case.
“The Americans with Disabilities Act requires schools make accommodations unless doing so would pose an undue burden or fundamentally alter their program. The family here is not asking, for example, the school to spend extra money or move him to another class,” Kanter said. “From what I’ve seen, there wasn’t any showing that it was an undue burden.”