According to the suit, the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) violates the California Disabled Persons Act and the Unruh Act because its Web site and LSAT preparation materials are inaccessible to blind law school applicants.

"The LSAC is engaging in blatant discrimination against the blind and we will not stand for it," NFB President Dr. Marc Maurer said.

Deepa Goroya, the blind applicant and plaintiff in the suit, claimed that trying to use the LSAC Web site made the experience of applying to law school a nightmare for him. "I had to select and rely upon a reader for over 50 hours to complete my law school applications," he said.

The LSAC Web site has accessibility barriers including improperly formatted online forms, tables and charts that cannot be read by screen access software, and faulty keyboard navigation support. "These access barriers make it difficult or impossible for blind people to use the Web site to register to take the LSAT, among other things," according to NFB.

Goroya said the legal action aims to make the process of gaining admission to law school to be easier for all blind people who are interested in a career as a lawyer.