Persons with a disability recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act are entitled to a "reasonable" accommodation. The intent of the 34th District Court is to assure that individuals with a disability have equal and full access to the judicial system.
Qualified Individuals With Disabilities
Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination against any "qualified individual with a disability." Title II protects three categories of individuals with disabilities:
• Individuals who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity
• Individuals who have a record of a physical or mental impairment that substantially limited one or more of the individual's major life activities
• Individuals who are regarded as having such an impairment, whether they have the impairment or not
Requests should be made as soon as the need is identified, preferably fourteen (14) days in advance of the court date. Once approved, the accommodation will be made or an interpreter will be assigned with notification provided to the individual making the request.
Physical Mobility, Hearing, Speech or Visual Impairment
To request a reasonable accommodation, you may complete and submit a Request for Reasonable Accommodations (MC 70) form electronically.
You may also submit as follows:
Fax: 734-941-7530 Attn: ADA Coordinator
In Person: 11131 Wayne Rd.Romulus, MI48174
D’Sjonaun Hockenhull, ADA Coordinator
Telephone: 734-941-4462 Ext. 219
Request for Reasonable Accommodation Denied
If your request for a reasonable accommodation was denied, please complete and submit a Review of Request for Reasonable Accommodations and Response form (MC70a) electronically (email), by fax, or in person. A review of your request will be conducted by the ADA Coordinator or designee, and you will be contacted regarding the resolution.
*Reasons for Denial*
A request may be denied only if:
- The applicant is not a qualified individual with a disability; or
- The requested accommodations would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program, service or activity; or
- The requested accommodations would create an undue financial or administrative burden on the court.
Grievances are processed in accordance with the 34th District Court ADA Grievance Procedure as prescribed under Local Administrative Order 2015-02.
This procedure may be used by any person who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, or programs by the 34th District Court. The complaint should be in writing including information on the alleged discrimination (e.g. name, address, phone number, location, date, description of problem, & name of judicial officer).
The complaint should be submitted by the grievant or their designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after alleged violation to:
firstname.lastname@example.org Wayne Rd, Romulus, MI 48174