Lawsuit Stops Live Streams Of Daytona Commission Meetings

By on October 3, 2018 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Some of you may have found this out the hard way when trying to watch tonight’s Daytona Beach City Commission meeting (October 3rd).

The city has decided to stop web streaming, for now, because of a lawsuit.

A deaf man who lives in South Florida has taken legal action against Daytona Beach and dozens of other city and county governments and school boards for not providing closed captioning while streaming meetings online.

The lawsuit from Eddie Sierra claims that Daytona Beach is discriminating against people like him who cannot hear the video and thus have no way to know what’s being said without closed caption.

City officials tell us they hope to have the service back up soon once they can prove compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

“We hope to resolve this issue as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience,” stated a post on the city’s website Tuesday.

The lawsuit has also led the city to remove all archived videos from the city website

The meetings are still aired live on DBTV, the city-owned cable access channel.

Click here to read the lawsuit.

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