Americans with Disabilities
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ACCESS - "The Judicial Branch
will provide equal access to all of its facilities, processes and
information through the identification and elimination of barriers.”
-- Outcome Goal One of the
Strategic Plan of the Connecticut Judicial Branch, Public Service
and Trust Commission
"Providing Accommodations to People with Disabilities"
The ADA and the Branch
The Judicial Branch is committed to providing the
public with equal access to its facilities, proceedings, programs and
materials, consistent with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
or the ADA. The ADA is a federal
civil rights law that requires that people with disabilities be given
equal access to public accommodations and transportation, jobs and
government services, among other things.
Title II of the ADA
requires public entities, such as the Connecticut Judicial
Branch, to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing equal
access to their services, programs and activities.
In compliance with the ADA, the Judicial Branch
will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities when
requested to do so. These accommodations may include providing
equipment and services
such as assistive listening devices, sign language interpreters or
printed material in alternate formats. The ADA does not require the
Judicial Branch to provide services or devices of a personal nature,
such as wheelchairs or other mobility devices, or legal representation,
secretarial services, and transportation; nor to take any action that
would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or service or
impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
In order to best serve the public, the Judicial
Branch has, at each of its facilities, a
contact person who
can assist individuals with disabilities by answering specific questions
about access to services and by processing requests for accommodations.
to each Judicial Branch facility and information about parking and