[Perform-talk] Update on blind law student's fight to use Jaws on Bar exam
penatwork at epix.net
Tue Nov 30 18:55:27 UTC 2010
Just came across the following article on the San Fransisco Lighthouse
site and thought some of you might be interested. I'm copying the
article after the URL.
Blindness Civil Rights Advocacy Alert
San Francisco continues to be a legal crucible for blindness civil
rights and on Monday, December 6, 2010, the next chapter in our long
struggle will take
place in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. If you want to witness how
civil rights are won one step at a time, please consider attending this
lending your support.
The following is an announcement from Stephanie Enyart’s legal team:
“The blind community is encouraged to rally behind Ms. Stephanie Enyart
as her case
is argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
Ms. Enyart is a blind law school graduate seeking admission to the
She has requested to use JAWS on the Bar Exam. The testing entity denied
her request citing security concerns. It is important for the court, the
and other interested parties to understand that the blind community
cares about this issue. Blind students should be able to take
standardized tests using
their assistive technology. It is no longer acceptable that all blind
test-takers should be required to use only human readers when their
of accessing print may be through another method such as computer screen
review programs. Members of the blind community are encouraged to attend
hearing on December 6 to show their support for Ms. Enyart’s position.”
Attendees will need a government-issued photo ID to enter the courtroom.
When: Monday, December 2010, 1:00 p.m.
Where: John R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, United States Court of Appeals
– 9th Circuit, Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor
Address: 95 Seventh Street, San Francisco, California 94103
Please share this with your contacts to ensure a strong turnout in
support of Ms. Enyart and blindness civil rights.
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