Monday, August 08, 2011

Score One for the ADA

When Deanna Jones, a third year Vermont Law School student, took a national legal ethics exam last Friday, she did so using a laptop and screen access software.  Jones, who is legally blind, was initially denied the accommodation for the test by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.  Jones sued the NCBE in July and last Tuesday a federal judge ruled that she be allowed to use a computer and specialized software.

Deanna’s story is featured in this article in Forbes today.  In addition to details about the case, it covers the struggles she faced as a student who is blind and who has a learning disability.  It also talks about the tools she used to overcome them. 

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