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Court Access Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Recent Developments

By Erica F. Wood

Court access encompasses a broad array of issues, including planning accommodations in new judicial facilities, adding ramps to existing facilities, revising court forms, restructuring jury boxes, and training judges and court personnel. This article summarizes recent developments in three areas of court access under the Americans with Disabilities Act: architectural guidelines for new facilities, enforcement of guidelines for existing facilities, and action by interdisciplinary state court access committees.

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