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Disability Accommodations

Contact:     The courtroom deputy for the judge handling your case
Court phone number:    (619) 557-5620
Court mailing address:   Weinberger U.S. Courthouse, 325 West F Street, San Diego, CA 92101

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. The ADA does not apply to the federal judiciary. Separately from the ADA, Judicial Conference policy requires federal courts to provide reasonable accommodations to the deaf or hearing impaired, or persons with other communication disabilities.

For assisted listening, portable headsets are available for each courtroom. Please contact the courtroom deputy handling your case within 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing to request this accommodation.

The Court will consider an applicant’s choice of auxiliary aids and services such as qualified sign-language interpreters, assisted-listening devices or systems, or other effective assistance to individuals with hearing impairments. Cancellation of requested services is required at least two business days in advance of the date on which the service is requested. Failure to notify the courtroom deputy of cancellation may result in the applicant bearing the cost of cancellation.