Court: Assistive technology must be provided for bar exams

10/28/2011 | San Francisco Appeal, The

A federal judge in San Francisco ruled in favor of a law student who cannot see and who requested assistive technology be provided for her in taking a bar exam. The court ordered that the California Bar Association provide the student with a combination of computer screen magnification and text-reading software for exams she might take in the future. "We hope this ruling will send a message that testing agencies need to provide full access on these kind of tests that provide the gateway to a profession," said Larry Paradis, a lawyer with Disability Rights Advocates.

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