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ADA Compliance

The Kansas judicial branch is committed to making every possible effort to ensure that all information is accessible to people with disabilities.



Americans With Disabilities Act compliance

If you experience difficulty accessing information on our website, contact the Kansas judicial branch ADA coordinator. We will try to help you as best we can, and this may include providing information to you in an alternative format.
 

Notice to the public

It is the policy of the Kansas judicial branch to comply with provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C.A. Section 12101, et seq.  (“ADA”), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of their disability. The ADA provides, in part, that qualified individuals with disabilities shall not be excluded from participating in or be denied the benefits of any program, service, or activity offered by the judicial branch.

If you need accommodation to participate in a court proceeding, contact the clerk of the district court. If possible, make your request known to the clerk as soon as possible or at least five working days prior to a scheduled court proceeding so arrangements for accomodation can be made. 
 

Grievance procedure

If you believe you have been excluded from participating in, or denied benefits of, any court system function or program because of a disability, you may file a grievance with the judicial district’s ADA officer or through the ADA coordinator in the Office of Judicial Administration:

Elizabeth Reimer
Office of Judicial Administration
301 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66612

785-296-5309
TDD number 711
 

  1. A grievance should be put in writing by the person filing the grievance (the “grievant”) or, if disability is an issue, with the assistance of the ADA officer or designee. Include the name and address of the grievant, a brief description of the grievance, the relevant date(s), and a statement of the relief sought. All ADA complaints/grievances shall be submitted to the local ADA officer as soon as possible but no later than 30 calendar days from the incident giving rise to the complaint.

  2. Upon receipt of a grievance, the local ADA officer should consult with the judicial branch ADA coordinator. The local ADA officer may informally resolve the grievance or investigate the grievance as the officer determines appropriate. In resolving the grievance, the ADA officer may consider evidence submitted by the grievant or any other affected person. 

  3. The local ADA officer should mail or otherwise deliver a written determination of the grievance to the grievant as soon as possible but no later than 30 calendar days of the filing of the grievance.

  4. Any person dissatisfied with the determination may seek review by a hearing officer designated by the judicial administrator. A request for review must be made in writing and mailed within 10 working days of receipt of the local officer’s determination to: 

    Judicial Branch ADA Coordinator
    Office of Judicial Administration
    301 SW 10th Ave.
    Topeka, KS  66612

  5. In conducting the review, the designated hearing officer shall consider the written record from the local ADA officer and has discretion to hold a hearing in person or by phone, if appropriate. The designated hearing officer will issue a written decision within 30 calendar days of receipt of the request for review.


​Judicial branch employees who have a disability-related issue may follow the procedure available in the Kansas Court Personnel Rules.

The Kansas judicial branch is an EEO/AA employer. 



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