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ADA Accommodations

Trinity Superior Court is dedicated to ensuring that all individuals with disabilities have equal and full access to the judicial system.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state law require all state and local entities, including the courts, to provide reasonable accommodations for the needs of persons with disabilities.

The ADA benefits people who have an interest in court activities, programs and services. In 1996 the Judicial Council of California, the policy-making body for the courts, adopted California Rules of Court, rule 1.100 to implement the ADA in the state court system.

Under the ADA, state laws, and the court rule, a person is entitled to an accommodation if he or she has a disability. This means the person has a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment.

Wheelchair Access

Exterior ramps are available at the courthouse in Weaverville. Both courtrooms will accommodate wheelchairs, as do the restrooms on the main floor.

Auditory Accommodations

All courtrooms are equipped with a wireless Assistive Listening System that allows a person who is hard of hearing to sit anywhere in the courtroom and hear the proceedings.

To use the Assistive Listening System, ask the Court attendant or bailiff.

Request Accommodations

A request for ADA accommodations can be made the following ways:

  • Complete the Request for Accommodation Form and email, mail, or hand-deliver to the ADA Coordinator;
  • Submit a written request or email stating the description of the accommodation along with a statement of the impairment that necessitates the accommodation;
  • Call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 623-1369 to make a request over the phone. 

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