Disability Access

ACCESS TO THE COURT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

It is the policy of the Third Judicial Circuit of Illinois to assure individuals with disabilities have equal and full access to the judicial system including court proceedings, services, programs, and activities.  This court is proactive in providing equal access for people with disabilities whether they are jurors, parties, attorneys, witnesses, guardians of minors, spectators, or other interested persons.

Disability Policy 

Requests for Accommodations
Requests for accommodations can be directed to the following:

Court Disability Coordinator - Third Judicial Circuit
Office of the Chief Judge
155 N. Main Street, Suite 406
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Phone: (618) 296-4884
Email: cdc@madisoncountyil.gov

Court Disability Coordinator Contact sheet

You may fill out the Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form listed below to make a request via email.

Forms for Request for Accommodation under the ADA

Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form 
Grievance Form
Appeal Form 

Reserved Accessible Parking
There are numerous reserved parking spaces located in the parking lot adjacent to the Administration Building.  Link to Map

Sign Language Interpreters
Whenever a person with a hearing impairment is a party to any legal proceeding, chosen as a juror, or called as a witness, the Court in all instances appoints a qualified interpreter of sign language to interpret the proceedings.  In the case of a hearing-impaired juror, the interpreter shall be available throughout the actual trial and may accompany and communicate with such juror throughout any period during which the jury is sequestered or engaged in deliberations.

Wheelchair – Available upon Request
Wheelchairs are available in the Madison County Administration building on a first come, first served basis.  If you have questions, please contact the Court Disability Coordinator at (618) 296-4884.

The court is open to your suggestions to enhance your access to our facilities and services.  Please email your comments and suggestions for the court to cdc@madisoncountyil.gov.