Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities to enable their full participation in court proceedings, programs, or services.

Pursuant to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act the Florida State Courts System will make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, and procedures; furnish auxiliary aids and services; and afford program accessibility through the provision of accessible facilities, the relocation of services or programs, or the provision of services at alternative sites, as appropriate and necessary. Accommodations that are granted by the state courts are made at no cost to qualified individuals with disabilities.

What services can the Court provide under the ADA?
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Qualified ASL or other types of interpreters for persons with hearing loss
  • Oral Interpreters
  • Communication access real-time translation / Real-time transcription services
  • Accessible formats such as large print, Braille, electronic document, or audio tapes
  • Qualified Readers
What services are not covered by the Court under the ADA?
  • Transportation to and from the courthouse
  • Legal counsel or advice
  • Personal devices such as wheelchairs or hearing aids
  • Personal services such as medical or attendant care
  • Readers for personal use or study
  • An official transcript of a court proceeding
  • Document filing
ADA Title II Accommodation Request Form
Submit an ADA request Online

This form was developed for use by individuals with disabilities who may require a modification in a policy, provision of an auxiliary aid or service, or assignment to an accessible location in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity that is covered by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Court employees with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to be able to perform the essential functions of their jobs should contact their immediate supervisor, the ADA coordinator for their court, the OSCA Office of Personnel Services, or the State Courts ADA Coordinator.

If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Requests for accommodations may be presented on the form below, in another written format, or orally. Please complete the form below (choose the form for the county where the accommodation is being requested) and return it as far in advance as possible, but at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance or other court activity. Please see contact information below and select the contact from the county where the accommodation is being requested.

ADA Title II Grievance

The 20th Judicial Circuit has established grievance procedures that allow for the resolution of complaints without resorting to federal complaint procedures. All persons have a right to pursue complaints of discrimination through the Courts System's internal complaint procedure. For further information, please contact the Operations Division Director or Administrative Service Manager.


Brooke Dean

Operations Division Director
Phone: (239) 533-1771
Fax: (239) 485-1014

Jon Embury

Administrative Services Manager
Phone: (941) 637-2110
Fax: (941) 637-2283

Charles Rice

Administrative Services Manager
Phone: (239) 252-8800
Fax: (239) 252-8272

Dawn Oliver

Administrative Services Manager
Phone: (863) 675-5374