Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, King County must provide information to the public about its obligation to ensure the accessibility of its facilities, programs, services, and activities to members of the public with disabilities. King County must also let the public know whom to contact if they have questions about the ADA, would like to request reasonable accommodations, or if they are aware of barriers to accessibility.
Please read the Superior Court Public Access Notice, which satisfies this public notification requirement.
If you have a disability and believe you may need an accommodation to fully and equally participate in a court proceeding or activity, you may request an accommodation. Accommodation requests are granted to any qualified person with a disability for whom an accommodation is reasonable and necessary under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or under Washington State Court General Rule (GR) 33. A request will be granted unless it would:
- Be an undue financial or administrative burden;
- Fundamentally alter the court proceeding; or
- Threaten someone's safety or well-being.
You may be required to provide additional information for the court to properly evaluate your reasonable accommodation request. If medical or other health information is requested, it will be sealed. The submitter may also ask the court to seal the documents. Generally, five-day advance notice is required to review reasonable accommodation requests. However, a response to an immediate need for accommodation will be provided to the fullest extent possible.
Please complete a Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form to initiate your request. Instructions for completing and submitting the form are included with the form itself.
If you have questions, concerns, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding public access for Superior Court, please contact the court's Public Disability Access Liaison, Linda Ridge at:
King County Superior Court
516 Third Avenue, Room C-203
Seattle, Washington 98104
Voice: (206) 205-2582
TTY Relay: 711
Fax: (206) 205-1360