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About the Americans with Disabilities (ADA)


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. As defined by the statute, a person with a disability is one who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.  The ADA also protects people who have a history of such an impairment, or who are regarded as having such an impairment.

The New York State Unified Court System is committed to fully complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act by providing services, programs and activities in a way that assures equal and full accessibility for all court users. The Statewide ADA Coordinator is responsible for assisting the courts in assuring access to services and reasonable accommodations for court users who qualify under ADA. For each courthouse, there is an ADA liaison who can help facilitate access to court services, programs and activities. Individuals seeking accommodations are encouraged to contact their county local ADA Liaison.

For more information about the ADA and the courts, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and How Court Users Can Obtain ADA Accommodations pages.

For questions, concerns or assistance, please email: ADA@nycourts.gov

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