Services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) the court provides equal access and reasonable accommodations in judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings and related services to all deaf and hard-of-hearing persons.
Jurors requesting ASL (American Sign Language), PSE (Pidgin Sign English), or Oral (Lip Reader) interpreting services, should contact jury staff at: jurorhelp [at] dcsc.gov at least two (2) weeks in advance of the summons date.
Jurors requesting real-time captioning or "CART" services, should contact jury staff at: jurorhelp [at] dcsc.gov at least two (2) weeks in advance of the summons date. Jurors requesting an assistive listening device should contact jury staff at: jurorhelp [at] dcsc.gov.
Obtaining Interpreting Services
In order to obtain interpreting services, a court user, party, or party's attorney should contact the OCIS, preferably two weeks or more before the date the service is needed. It is important that the OCIS receive ample notice since the number of available interpreters is limited. The request should include information regarding the name of the case and case number, the number of parties, any regional dialect, duration of the proceeding and any other pertinent or special need.