While attending the NFB 2019 Convention in Las Vegas, Jeff Thompson stopped by the Law School Admissions Council booth and talked to Michele, the accommodated testing manager. At LSAC.
There is a ton of information on the LSAC web site and Michelle gives a great overview on how LSAC and accommodated testing can enhance your opportunities on your admission to a law school.
You can find LSAC on the web at www.LSAC.org
For information about accommodated testing you can send an email to Accom@LSAC.org
Here is one example of information you will find on the web site:
Accommodations That May Be Available on the LSAT
The following is a non-exhaustive list of testing accommodations that may be available on the LSAT (or may have an equivalent accessibility feature on the Digital LSAT or the LSAT Writing). The inclusion of a particular accommodation in the list below does not guarantee that you will receive this accommodation if requested. Each request is reviewed, and a decision whether to grant any testing accommodations is made, on a case-by-case basis in accordance with LSAC’s stated policies.
- Unified English Braille (UEB) version of the LSAT
- Large print (e.g., 18-point font or higher) test book
- Screen-readable HTML test (including, where applicable, use of screen-reader software (e.g., JAWS))
- Extended test time
- Use of spell check
- Use of a reader
- Use of an amanuensis (scribe)
- Additional rest time during breaks (standard break is 10–15 minutes between third and fourth sections)
- Breaks between sections
- Sit/stand with a podium
- Wheelchair accessibility (if table is requested, specify height)
- Separate room (e.g., small group testing)
- Private testing room (e.g., low-distraction setting)
- Stop-the-clock breaks
- Voice recognition software (e.g., Dragon)
- Physical prompts (e.g., for candidate with hearing impairments)
- Reserved or assigned seating location (e.g., seating near the exam proctor)
- Bring and eat food
- Permission to bring insulin, check blood sugar
- Permission to bring and take medications
- Use of magnification devices (e.g., magnification reading glasses, handheld video magnifier, closed circuit television (CCTV), ZoomText)
- Ability to pace (walk around)
- Book stand
- Braille writer
- Braille graphics and figures
- Braille Note
- Braille paper
- Braille watch
- Tactile manipulatives (e.g., rubber graph board and tactile letters or pictures; magnetic board with magnetic letters or objects )
- Use of adaptive writing instruments (e.g., thick or felt-tip pen/marker, pencil grips)
- Excel spreadsheets
Contact Your State Services
If you reside in Minnesota, and you would like to know more about Transition Services from State Services contact Transition Coordinator Sheila Koenig by email or contact her via phone at 651-539-2361.
To find your State Services in your State you can go to www.AFB.org and search the directory for your agency.
Check out the Blind Abilities Communityon Facebook, the Blind Abilities Page, the Career Resources for the Blind and Visually Impairedand the Assistive Technology Community for the Blind and Visually Impaired.