Politically correct UC-Berkeley restricts access to thousands of online lecture videos

This is too bad.  UC Berkeley has a trove of video-taped lectures that they through up on their website – as a goodwill gesture, I guess.  That seems like good economic sense – creating value in the broader community and good publicity for the university.  But the recordings weren’t post-edited to include hand signage or footnotes for the visually- or hearing-impaired.  And they complained.  And the university agreed to take down the videos.  In a narrow sense, I agree with the university’s decision.  “You know what?  You’re right.  Screw this.  Life’s too short for us to go to bat.  You want to spoil something for everyone just because you can’t use it?  Okay.”

 

Why UC-Berkeley is restricting access to thousands of online lecture videos

Source: Why UC-Berkeley is restricting access to thousands of online lecture videos – The Washington Post

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