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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, External Link 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 External Link 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.

Wheelchair ADA icon Directions to each Judicial Branch facility and information about parking and wheelchair access