No. 98-3308.

213 F.3d 344 (2000)

John WALKER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Donald N. SNYDER Jr., Director, Illinois Department of Corrections, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided May 16, 2000

As Revised on Denial of Rehearing July 12, 2000

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John Walker (submitted), Dixon Correctional Center, Dixon, IL, pro se.

Brian F. Barov, Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Appeals Division, Chicago, IL, for defendants-appellees.

Seth M. Galanter, Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Appellate Section, Washington, DC, for intervenor.

Before BAUER, EASTERBROOK, and RIPPLE, Circuit Judges.

EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge.

John Walker has no vision in his right eye and poor vision in his left—though with corrective lenses, bright light, and concentration he can read. Since 1993 Walker has been imprisoned by Illinois for residential burglary, and he wants the state to accommodate his condition in several ways: books on tape, a brightly lit cell to himself (so that he can read better and does not have to worry about a cellmate put out of sorts by having...


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