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, or observer for any other reason, please make your request for accommodation 10 days prior to the scheduled date. Please contact the office if you have not received a confirmation of service within 7 days of your request.

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)

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Access (DHHA) Requests

The request shall be made using a Request for Accommodation Form. Please submit the form to:

Ann Wohlmuth, CI/CT
IL-License: Master Level
Supervisor for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access, Office of the Chief Judge
Main Phone: (312) 603-1918
Video Phone: (312) 603-9187 
Fax: (312) 603-9932

Mail should be addressed to:
Circuit Court of Cook County, Office of the Chief Judge
Attn: DHHA Coordinator
69 W. Washington Street, Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60602

Deaf / DeafBlind / Hard of Hearing Resources:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Directory of Resources for the Circuit Court of Cook County

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

See Frequently Asked Questions about Accessibility Services on the ADA Accommodation Request page