The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. The ADA does not apply to the federal judiciary. Separately from the ADA, Judicial Conference policy requires federal courts to provide reasonable accommodations to the deaf or hearing impaired, or persons with other communication disabilities. For assisted listening, portable headsets are available in the courtroom. Please request a headset from the courtroom deputy.
All individuals seeking entrance to the facility must present a valid, government issued, ID such as a driver’s license or state ID and pass through security screening which in most circumstances includes a metal detector. However individuals with pacemakers or cochlear implants may request screening via a hand held wand upon presenting the Court Security Officers with a letter which identifies the condition from the doctor who performed the implant.
Entry to the court is wheelchair accessible and an ADA intake window is available.
Fire alarms are equipped with strobe lights.
Elevator cabs are equipped with braille signage.