National Federation of the Blind (NFB), et al. v. Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)

Blind Law School Applicants Gain Ability to Use LSAC’s Website to Apply to Law Schools
Status: 
Settled

The Law School Admission Council’s (LSAC) website is the gateway for aspiring law students to apply to law schools and to register for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Yet, LSAC operated a website that was not accessible to blind law school applicants who use screen reader software.

To challenge LSAC’s inaccessible website, DRA and Co-counsel Brown Goldstein Levy LLP and LaBarre Law Offices, brought a lawsuit in 2009 against LSAC on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and several blind law school applicants. 

As a result of a settlement reached in 2011, LSAC has made its entire website fully accessible to blind law school applicants who use screen reader software.  In addition, law school applicants with learning and mobility disabilities who rely on screen reader software will also benefit from LSAC’s agreement to add accessibility to its website.     

Disability: 
Blind/Low Vision
Mobility
Learning Disability
Life Area: 
Education/Schools