Request for Reasonable Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities
If you have a disability and believe you may need an accommodation to fully and equally participate in a particular court program, service, or activity, you may request an accommodation by completing the Request for Accommodation Form and returning it to:
Ann Howard – Accommodation Coordinator
Snohomish County Superior Court
3000 Rockefeller Ave MS 502
Everett, WA 98201
Fax: (425) 388-3737
If you need assistance completing the form please contact the Accommodation Coordinator above.
Accommodation requests will be granted unless providing the requested auxiliary aids or services would result in a fundamental alteration to the nature of the Court’s programs, services, or activities or impose undue hardship and administrative burdens.
The Court will take appropriate steps to ensure that communications with individuals with disabilities in its programs, services, or activities are as effective as communications with individuals without disabilities, consistent with the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), other similar local, state, and federal laws, and Washington Supreme Court General Rule (GR) 33. To meet this obligation, the Court will furnish, at no charge, appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of the Court’s programs, services, or activities. In determining what types of auxiliary aids and services to provide, the Court will give primary consideration to the request of the individual with a disability.
The Court may require additional information to properly evaluate an accommodation request. Except for simple requests that can be immediately granted, court personnel will maintain records of requests for auxiliary aids and services.
Records of requests for auxiliary aids and services will include the following information: the date the request was made, the name of the individual making the request, the name of the individual seeking the seeking the auxiliary aids and services, the auxiliary aids and services requested, the date the Court provided a response to the request, a description of the auxiliary aids and services provided, and the date the Court provided the auxiliary aids and services. When the Court declines to provide the requested auxiliary aids and services, the record will also include the date of and reasons for denying of the requested auxiliary aids and services, as well as the name of the decision maker.
Court personnel will protect the confidentiality of this information and will keep it in a secure location. Medical and other health information submitted under a cover sheet provided by the court will be automatically sealed under GR 33. The Court will not disclose information about an individual’s disability or request for auxiliary aids and services except to court personnel who have a need to know the information or as required by law.
Generally, five days advance notice is required to review accommodation requests. However, a response to an immediate need for accommodation will be provided to the fullest extent possible under these guidelines.