[blindlaw] Reading hand-written revisions to documents

Rahul Bajaj rahul.bajaj1038 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 13:20:42 UTC 2017

Dear Sai,

Thanks for your reply. I think you point to a really critical reason
why a law firm would be averse to the idea of providing, or
sanctioning, this type of accommodation  - the fear that it would be
in breach of client-attorney privilege.
While I can definitely request them to ask some in-house to perform
this function, that would be the least desirable and most
time-consuming solution. So I want to resort to it only if I am unable
to think of anything better.


On 20/02/2017, Sai <legal at s.ai> wrote:
> My blindness isn't such that I need this adaptation, so I defer to
> others on list to give more tested answers.
> But just as a thought: if it's something you don't need immediately
> (such that you need a sighted reader eg), what about something like
> mechanical turk or a remote (e.g. Indian) secretary service?
> Transcribing handwritten notes seems like a fairly simple task that a
> remote secretary could do cheaply.
> Given this would be on legal docs though, I'd be concerned about
> maintaining privilege.
> I'm not sure what the privilege implications are of hiring an ad hoc
> contractor to help access privileged documents, or using an app to do
> so. Does that count as third party disclosure?
> (Might be a different question, but anyone know? Now I'm rather
> curious how non-disclosure and privilege issues interact with
> accommodation issues. Has there ever been a case on it?)
> - Sai
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 6:42 AM, Rahul Bajaj via BlindLaw
> <blindlaw at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I hope this message finds you well.
>> I will be joining a full-service law firm after graduating this
>> summer. One of the accessibility barriers that I gather I will have to
>> grapple with is reading hand-written revisions to documents.
>> While the track change function is extensively used by younger
>> associates and other senior members of the team, I am told that
>> partners prefer making revisions in hard copy documents.
>> While I understand that JAWS cannot read
>>  anything that is handwritten, I am wondering if there are any
>> technological solutions for reading handwritten content.
>> Also, if anyone here has dealt with revisions that are made using the
>> handwriting feature offered by the iPad, I'd be grateful if they could
>> comment about its accessibility. Thanks!
>> Best,
>> Rahul
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