[blindlaw] LSAC accommodation denials based on combinations of prohibited factors, or of things only useful to non-disabled people

Nicole Askins njaskins at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 18:37:45 UTC 2018

Hello, I was denied accommodations based on a few of the criteria mentioned
in the message. Please feel free to contact me off list. My email address
is njaskins at gmail.com

On Fri, Apr 6, 2018, 2:13 PM Sai via BlindLaw <blindlaw at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> Hi all.
> The DFEH consent decree prohibits LSAT accommodation denials based
> "solely" on any of 3 specific factors:
> 1. average or above average IQ score,
> 2. high academic success, or
> 3. lack of formal history of the same testing accommodation
> Please let me know privately if you or anyone you know has been denied
> accommodations on the LSAT where the *only* reasons given for denial
> were in those 3, AND either
> a) the denial was for a combination of more than 1 of those factors, or
> b) the requested accommodation was banal, or would not really be
> useful to non-disabled people.
> It doesn't matter whether it was before or after the consent decree.
> By banal or not useful to non-disabled people, I mean things like:
> * Braille, large print, non-Scantron, electronic format, magnifiers,
> or book stands
> * bringing food, drink, medications, or earplugs
> * different lighting conditions
> * wheelchair access
> * sighted guide to, from, or around the test site
> * bringing a phone specifically to enable getting to or from the test
> site (e.g. Uber, maps, taxi), with no phone access during the test
> It's OK (but irrelevant) if extra time or the like was also requested.
> Feel free to forward this email at your discretion.
> Disclaimer: I am not (yet) a lawyer. However, I promise to keep your
> responses completely private, and only disclose to the extent you
> specifically allow me to.
> Sincerely,
> Sai
> President, Fiat Fiendum, Inc.
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