It’s been nearly 16 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 went into effect. Lawyers with disabilities say it’s still tough to get big-firm jobs, despite the ADA and despite advances in technology that help lawyers with disabilities handle legal work.

“Most attorneys who are blind or visually impaired work for the government or work in solo practice,” says Chris D. Prentice, a solo practitioner in Plainview, Texas, who is legally blind. “Very few law firms even give a second look to attorneys with disabilities, especially those with visual impairment.”

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