Center on Court Access to Justice for All
Links to related online resources are listed below. Non-digitized publications may
be borrowed from the NCSC Library; call numbers are provided.
Job Accommodation Network.
This compilation sets forth various enforcement activities of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section in furthering compliancy by state and local courts with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Chestnut Hill, Mass.: Home and Community-Based Resource Network.
Jackson Heights, NY: United Spinal Association.
General information on ADA compliance with legalities concerning individuals with communication disabilities.
Collection of materials on various topics concerning the ADA from agencies, such as the Department of Justice and the American Bar Association.
U.S. Department of Justice.
General information on ADA compliance with legalities concerning the visually impaired.
This brief excerpt from "The Americans with Disabilities Act: Title II: Self-Evaluation" focuses on three areas: facility accessibility, facility site accessibility, and general building elements accessibility.
Colorado Judicial Department.
This article discusses how the New Jersey State Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) set out in 1993 to establish a comprehensive program to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable disability laws throughout the courts in New Jersey.
Atlanta, Ga.: Georgia Administrative Office of the Court.
Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey Courts.
Access Technology Vendors from the Court Technology Vendor List.
This document provides general information to promote voluntary compliance with the ADA. It provides guidance for courts conducting their ADA Self-Evaluations and includes information on general administrative requirements, employment policies and procedures, information concerning services a court may offer, an accessibility reference guide for court facilities, and an accessibility survey.
This paper addresses the issue of what measure courts must take to provide access to disabled citizens. The author reviewes Tennessee v. Lane (2004), where the Supreme Court held that Congress legitimately enabled the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to create a cause of action against courts that fail to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled citizens.
Access to courts regardless of an individual’s disabilities is a fundamental value of the American justice system, required by federal law. With the explosion of information distributed through technology, courts are rapidly coming under scrutiny to make this technology, including their Web sites, comply with the law or else risk lawsuits.