Americans with Disabilities Act

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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. However, pursuant to Judicial Conference policy, federal courts provide reasonable accommodations to persons with communications disabilities.

In November of 2012, the Central District of California approved Guidelines for Providing Accommodations for Trial Participants with Communications Disabilities, Jurors, and Members of the Public, which comply with Judicial Conference policy. For additional information and the procedure to be followed for the consideration of requests for such accommodations, please see forms G-122 and G-122A.  Click on the form number to view it. You may also contact the court's Access Coordinator at Access_Coordinator@cacd.uscourts.gov

The Central District of California provides accommodation information for each division. The Spring Street courthouse information may be found below.

Los Angeles, Roybal Accommodations

Riverside Accommodations

Santa Ana Accommodations

 

Accommodations for the United States Courthouse

312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles

ADA Officer: Lorenzo Davis - Phone number: (213) 894-3253

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Parking

  • No public parking is available at any district court facility. This includes handicapped parking spaces.
    A list of handicapped parking spaces available to the public, placed in order of proximity to the Spring Street Entrance is as follows:

Parking

Location

Rate

# of H.C. Spaces

Public Parking

171 Arcadia Street

$5/15 min - $15 max

3

El Pueblo Parking

419 North Main Street

$2/20 min. - $14 max

3

LA Mall

255 North Los Angeles Street

$2.50/20 min - $16 max

10

Lot 15

527 North Spring Street

$10.00

6

Cathedral

555 West Temple

$4.00/15 min - $18 max

13

El Pueblo Parking

426 North Los Angeles

$8.00

2

El Pueblo Parking

711 North Alameda Street

$8.00

2

Building Accommodations

  • The Spring Street entry is wheel chair accessible. The Main Street entry is not wheel chair accessible.
  • All individuals seeking entrance to the facility must present a valid, government issued, ID such as a drivers license or state ID and pass through security screening which in most circumstances includes a metal detector. However individuals with pacemakers or cochlear implants may request screening via a hand held wand upon presenting the Court Security Officers with a letter which identifies the condition from the doctor who performed the implant.
  • All public restrooms are wheel chair accessible.
  • A public telephone device for the deaf (TTY) is available off of the Spring Street Lobby at the south end.
  • Smoke detectors and fire alarm systems are equipped with strobe lights.
  • Elevator cabs are equipped with braille signage and emergency call features to accommodate those with seeing and hearing impairment.

Courtroom Accommodations

  • The Spring Street Courthouse is a 1938 art Deco building on the National Register of Historic Places. Given the age of the facility and this historical designation, none of the courtrooms meet current accessibility standards. If you have accessibility needs, please contact the courtroom deputy handling your case and request the proceeding be transferred to a fully accessible courtroom in the Roybal building, two blocks away.
  • Courtrooms are equipped with infrared transmission for those with hearing disabilities. Headsets are available upon request from the courtroom deputy. Anyone anticipating the need to use hearing assisted devices is requested to notify the Courtroom Deputy within 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing.
  • A Light Writer speech generating device is available for use in the courtroom for those with speech disabilities. It may be requested from the courtroom deputy. Please provide at least 24 hours advance notice for the Light Writer speech generating device. If a printed transcript of a court hearing is required, please make arrangements to purchase one from the court reporter.
  • Participants in need of Sign Language interpreters or CART reporters (Communication Access Realtime Translation) should contact the courtroom deputy handling the case, who will communicate the request to the interpreter services department. Please provide at least 48 hours advance notice for these services. Sign Language interpreters and CART reporters are provided to facilitate the deaf or hearing impaired individual's participation in court proceedings, and are not permitted to accompany the participant at other times.

Clerk’s Office Accommodations

  • A Light Writer, speech generating device, is available upon request at any civil intake, pro se or records window.
  • Magnified computer screens are available in the records and intake departments to view docket information on line for those with visibility impairments. A magnification device is also available at the intake and records departments to facilitate reading smaller print on court forms. You may also request that copies of documents be made at an enlarged size when ordering copies.