The Americans with Disabilities Act, together with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provide inspiration, guidance and standards related to making Internet websites accessible.

In a large part, it means providing a site whereby purely visual elements can be represented as text, which then can be processed by screen-reader technology and read to the visually impaired.

It also means constructing navigations system that are simply structured, anticipating how a disabled person may use and site, and anticipating the type of assistive technologies they may use - moving down, across and through busy website pages.

While much of the standards provided - primarily from the globally-connected World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - remain wide open to various interpretations and solutions, compliance can mean the difference between opening the doors wider to governmental service delivery versus slamming the doors closed to some of your citizens.
This is why you'll find the 50th District Court website:

  • Is provided in text-heavy formats
  • Strict standards are in place related to design and layout
  • Is constructed so that all graphics are specifically labeled.

50th District Court is committed to making accessibility is one of the highest priorities.

ADA Requests for Accommodations

Local Administrative Order No. 2016 is issued in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act, as well as other Michigan statutory authority law. The 50th District Court established this order to assure that individuals with disabilities have equal and full access to the judicial system. Nothing in this order shall be construed to impose limitations or to invalidate the remedies, rights, and procedures accorded to any qualified individual with disabilities under state or federal law.

50th District Court LAO 2016 - Request for Accommodations by Persons with Disabilities

For more information on Oakland County's Grievance Procedure under The Americans with Disabilities Act visit the County's Accessibility site