Americans with Disabilities Act

The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania complies with Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act, which mandates that people with disabilities shall not be denied access to court facilities and programs because of their disability. If you are a person with a disability looking to access court programs or facilities, and need a reasonable accommodation in order to do so, you can contact the ADA coordinator for your court, listed on this page.

Pennsylvania's judiciary has always been committed to all aspects of access to justice, including a commitment to the ADA, assuring every citizen has equal access to courtrooms and related facilities.

Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor

Request reasonable accommodation in appellate courts

It is the policy of the Unified Judicial System (UJS) to prohibit discrimination against any individual with a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. § 12131 et seq., in accessing or participating in judicial proceedings or other services, programs or activities of the Unified Judicial System.

 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity, should contact the ADA Coordinator or filing office to make a written request as soon as possible but no later than three days before the scheduled event.

Request reasonable accommodations through other entities