Dyslexic student who can’t learn French hits bilingualism barrier at university

“Lewicki would like to take the one course required in French in English instead, or have the university provide a translator, but he says “they’re insistent that they will not support any form of accommodation.” He says a university official suggested that he apply to another program that is “less stringent on bilingualism.”

“They can say, ‘Go somewhere else,'” says Lewicki. “But turning someone away because of a disability and saying, ‘There are other options,’ is still discrimination. If you turn someone away from your store because of the colour of their skin, or their gender, or identity, that’s still discrimination, even if there’s a store next door that would take them.”

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