Deaf/Hard of Hearing Access (DHHA)

If you are deaf or hard of hearing and plan to attend court as a juror, defendant, witness, victim, litigant, observer for any other reason, please make your request for accommodation 14 days prior to the scheduled date.

Examples of communication accommodations

  • American Sign Language Interpreter (ASL)
  • Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI)
  • Assistive Listening Device (ALD)
  • Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) (CART is an interpretive captioning service only, and does not maintain or provide transcripts of the proceedings.)
  • Other (as specifically requested)

Please submit: Request for Accommodation Form

E-mail              ocj.deafhardofhearingaccess@cookcountyil.gov

Videophone     (312) 603-9187

TTY                 (312) 603-1914

Call                 (312) 603-1918

Fax                 (312) 603-1929

The Office of Accessibility and Education Outreach will respond within 7 days from the date received to confirm that the requested service will be provided. Please contact the office if you have not received a confirmation of service within 7 days of your request.

For Legal Terminology in American Sign Language, you may wish to visit the National Consortium of Interpreters Education Centers.

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