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Applicant with proven disability but successful academic record not sufficiently impaired to merit testing accommodations

An applicant for a medical license who was diagnosed with disorders that made it difficult for him to read and pass standardized tests was not sufficiently impaired, compared to the general public, to merit testing accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal judge ruled October 15.

The applicant, Jason Wright, passed the first three steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination from but was unable to pass a fourth segment after taking it twice. In 2017, he filed a request with the board . . .

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