This is a notice for all applicants who will be using their laptop at the February 2017 North Carolina Bar Examination. If you are planning to use the newest version of the Mac Book Pro with Touch Bar, you will be required to disable the Touch Bar feature prior to entry into the Bar Examination Site.
To disable the Touch Bar:
From the Dock, open System Preferences, then double-click Keyboard, then open the drop-down menu for “Touch Bar Shows,” and select Expanded Control Strip.
Please be advised that the Announcing Proctor will make an announcement at the start of the exam session asking anyone who is using a Mac Book Pro with Touch Bar to raise their hand so that a proctor or ExamSoft technician can come to their seat and ensure that the Touch Bar has been disabled.
No reason is given…but read more, including an update that California has issued an even more restrictive rule…
- North Carolina Bar Exam applicants will need to disable the Touch Bar on their MacBook Pros (neowin.net)
- How to disable the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro so you can take your exams (imore.com)
- Multiple Bar Exams Taking Away Computers (abovethelaw.com)
- MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Ban: Apple’s Laptop Said To Compromise Integrity Of Bar Exam (ibtimes.com)
- Law students barred from using MacBook’s Touch Bar at bar exams (thenextweb.com)