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Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The court provides assistance to participants in court proceedings who are deaf, hearing impaired, or have communication disabilities. Services include sign language interpreters and auxiliary aids for participants in court proceedings (parties to the case, lawyers, witnesses, and jurors deemed qualified to serve by the court).

If you are a party to the case, a lawyer, a witness, a prospective juror, or a member of a jury and you believe you will require communication access real-time translation (CART) or a sign language interpreter in the courtroom, contact the access coordinator for the courthouse where the proceeding will be held. Courtrooms have infrared (IR)/assisted-listening fixed systems with headsets. Requests should be made at least seven days before a scheduled court proceeding.