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About the Americans with Disabilities Act (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 Office of Justice Court Support 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 a court clerk or justice who can help facilitate access to court services, programs and activities. Individuals seeking accommodations are encouraged to contact their court clerk or justice.

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

 

 

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