A “view” from the Court: Making accommodations for the deaf and hard of hearing
Tue, April 19th
It’s odd to walk into the Supreme Court and see lawyers in the bar section holding iPhones, iPads, and other electronic devices during a court session. But that was the case on Tuesday as twelve members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association were being sworn in to the Supreme Court Bar.
The group was founded in 2013, and the Supreme Court agreed to make accommodations for the group to participate in the ritual of its in-courtroom swearing-in ceremony. That included the provision of sign-language interpreters as well as a limited wi-fi signal allowing the lawyers to receive real-time translation on their electronic devices.
Mark Walsh, A “view” from the Court: Making accommodations for the deaf and hard of hearing, SCOTUSblog (Apr. 19, 2016, 4:18 PM)