Wheelchair Accessibility & Deaf and Hearing Impaired


Wheelchair Accessibility

All court locations are wheelchair accessible and equipped with handicapped accessible restrooms.

An automatic door for physically challenged individuals visiting the Detroit location is located at the Washington Boulevard entrance. All public elevators are large enough to accommodate wheelchairs or motorized scooters.


Deaf and Hearing Impaired

By mandate of the Judicial Conference, the Court is required to make reasonable accommodations for deaf and hearing impaired participants that have proceedings before the court. Participants in a court proceeding are defined as parties, attorney and witnesses. The required accommodations include sign language interpretation and assisted listening device equipment.

Sign Language Interpretation: Sign language interpretation services are available to court participants. Arrangements should be made with the court at least two weeks prior to court proceedings.

Assisted Listening Device: Assisted listening devises that will aid in the volume of the sound system during court proceedings are available in several courtrooms for hearing impaired participants. Participants needing an assisted listening device should speak with courtroom personnel for accommodations.