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Title: Access: Final Report of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Interdisciplinary Committee on the Court-Related Needs of the Elderly and People With Disabilities
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Supreme Court
Director of State Courts
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 271
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Supreme Court of Wisconsin reports here on the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the way in which it will affect the operation of the State court system. It offers recommendations for improving access to the courts by the elderly and people with disabilities.
Abstract: The ADA requires nondiscrimination in court access; the essential concept under Title II of the ADA, when referring either to court systems or any other State or local government program, is "program accessibility," in services, programs, and activities. After summarizing public hearings on court accessibility in Wisconsin, this report outlines recommendations concerning physical access, communications, the jury process, and training. The final chapter addresses some of the most cost-effective ways of the State courts can share, acquire, and/or pay for the goods and services required for accessibility. 12 appendixes
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Access to courts; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Victims of Crime; Wisconsin
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